Former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha must be investigated: Supreme Court

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New Delhi, May 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday said former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Ranjit Sinha must be investigated for abusing his powers. Sinha is accused of meeting top officials of firms that were charged with criminal conspiracy in the 2G and coal scams.

A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Sinha for alleged abuse of office last November. The FIR, which was filed by senior Supreme Court lawyer and former Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan, referred to Sinha's role in various scams that are being probed by the CBI.


It was alleged that two top Reliance ADAG officials met Sinha at his residence nearly 50 times in a year. It was also said that the vicits coincided with Sinha's alleged attempt to file an affidavit to reduce intensity of charges against the company in the 2G scam.

The apex court asked Sinha to recuse himself from the probe into the 2G scam. Sinha retired from the CBI director's post on December 2 and was succeeded by Anil Sinha.

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