Asked to dilute coalgate draft, CBI may tell SC

Published: 05th May 2013 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2013 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file an affidavit on Monday inform ing the Supreme Court that both Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and Attorney General Ghoolam Vahanavati had suggested changes to its findings in the draft status report on irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.

Sources said that the affidavit, while confirming that changes were incorporated, is likely to say that the law minister had proposed a “dilution” of language in the document before it was handed over to the apex court. If the CBI does make this assertion, Kumar’s job as law minister could be on the line.

Over the past week, CBI director Ranjit Sinha had discussions with the agency’s lawyer U U Lalit in connection with the affidavit. Lalit will represent Sinha on Monday in court, where he is expected to file another affidavit.


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