CBI to follow SC orders faithfully

Published: 09th May 2013 07:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2013 08:06 AM   |  A+A-

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On a day when the Supreme Court came down heavily on the CBI for sharing its status report in the coal scam with the political executive, the agency assured the Supreme Court that the investigation in the case would be “thorough and qualitative".

After the apex court said that the CBI is like a “caged parrot”, and criticised the agency for  sharing its status report with Law Minister Ashwani Kuamr, the agency issued a statement which said: “The CBI will follow directions of the Supreme Court of India in letter and spirit. The CBI assures the Supreme Court of a thorough and qualitative  investigation as desired.”

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court directed former CBI DIG Ravikant Misra, who was recently transferred to the Intelligence Bureau, to take charge of the probe into the allocation of coal blocks. The CBI said that Ravi Kant was transferred from the agency after completing his tenure. He was offered an extension, but the officer chose to leave due to family reasons.

The CBI said that Misra, an Orissa cadre IPS officer, had completed his tenure with the agency and was transferred. “Ravikant, who was the Superintendent of Police in some of the coal allocation cases, had completed his tenure in CBI as SP. He was offered extension and even insisted upon, but he agreed for only a year term as DIG and himself sought to move out of the CBI due to family reasons,” the statement said.


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