With the Opposition parties raising questions over the independence of the CBI after reports that nation’s premier investigating agency shared it status report in the coal scam with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, CBI director Ranjit Sinha has declined to directly comment on the issue and instead said that apex court is the best forum to take a view on the matter.
When Sinha was asked whether he feels that independence of the agency was compromised in sharing the report with the Law Minister and officials, he said, “On this issue, I think honourable apex court is the best forum. They can take a view on this.”
Sinha also refused to comment when asked whether any changes in the status report were made on the basis of suggestions given by the Law Minister. Hsaid: “We have already filed it (affidavit) in the Supreme Court and now it is in the public domain. I don’t have to say anything more about it.”
He also dismissed questions about his meeting with Minister of Personnel V Narayanasamy a day ahead of filing the affidavit in SC saying there is no bar on such interaction.