CBI gets 4 weeks time to file report on Kargil Coffin Scandal

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New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted four weeks time to the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) to file a status report explaining the action taken against the Defence Ministry officials allegedly involved in Kargil Coffin Scandal worth about Rs 2,000 crores.

Earlier, amicus curiae Rakesh Dwivedi told the bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan that the CBI has not taken any action against the Defence Ministry officals involved in the scandal despite the directions issued by this court on August 14, 2006.

Attorney General Milon K Banerjee appearing for the Central Government informed the court that in all 35 cases were registered by the CBI and in 19 cases it has not been able to collect evidence regarding the prima facie involvement of the accused person.

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes is also one of the suspects in the case.

Other Judges on the bench were Justices R V Raveendran and Markandey Katju.

The court wanted to know from the CBI what further action has been taken against the culprits in the case.

The PIL filed by K G Dhananjay Chauhan is pending in the Supreme Court since 2004 seeking CBI enquiry in the scandal.


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