Best officers are probing Saradha scam: New CBI director

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New Delhi, Dec 13: Newly appointed CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha on Saturday said the agency has deputed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the best officers from across India to probe the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. [CBI arrests Mamata's minister Madan Mitra]

"Our best officers across the nation have been chosen to probe the Saradha scam. We take no pressure on our minds and work without worrying about the consequences," Sinha told TV news channel.

Anil Kumar Sinha

"We will be able to expose all those involved in the case very soon," said Sinha, who took over as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Dec 3.

He said some people will be satisfied while some won't be, but at the end of the day "we have to satisfy the law".

"We have to produce the evidence in court. It is not of our concern if somebody is disappointed," the CBI chief said.

Asked if the agency has enough manpower to crack the Saradha case and if there was any shortage of resources, Sinha said: "There is never always sufficient manpower in any police organisation.

"But we have to see the optimal utilisation of available resources. We have a dedicated team for this and it is capable of handling the case."

To a question if his organisation faced any political pressure in handling high-profile cases, he said: "Our duty is to investigate and inquire. The final verdict will be given by court. From my experience, I can tell you I never faced such pressure."

"I always tell my colleagues to do their work impartially. We have to do our work correctly and fearlessly all the time. We also make sure that we don't harass people unnecessarily," he said.

"We are not bothered about what some people are thinking. We move forward on the basis of facts and evidence. All our cases are under the purview of the court. We operate within the parameters of law and it's always a learning experience," Sinha added.

A 1979-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Bihar cadre, Anil Kumar Sinha succeeded Ranjit Sinha.

He has held several important positions earlier in vigilance and anti-corruption, administration and special branch.

IANS

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