Coal scam: SC asks SIT to file fresh status report on probe against former CBI director Ranjit Sinha


Coal scam: SC asks SIT to file fresh status report on probe against former CBI director Ranjit Sinha

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file a fresh status report giving details of the probe into charges of “abuse of official position” by former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha who had allegedly tried to scuttle the probe in coal scam cases.

The top court also asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI to file their updated status reports on pending coal scam cases and the stages of their trial. A special bench headed by Justice M B Lokur, monitoring the probe by the CBI and the ED into the coal scam cases, asked the SIT to file a status report on the probe into the charges against Sinha.

“Scope of investigation of SIT has been confined to investigate the abuse of authority committed by Ranjit Sinha with a view to scuttle the inquiry and investigation conducted by the CBI in coal scam cases.

The status report is up to January 15, 2018. Latest report till December 31, 2018, be filed by on or before January 15, 2019,” said the bench also comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and A K Sikri. Read More

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