NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered CBI Special Director M.L .Sharma to complete the probe against former agency chief Ranjit Sinha, who is accused of meeting coal scam accused during his tenure, within three months.
“Today, the Supreme Court in the matter of entry-register of former CBI director Mr. Ranjit Sinha has ordered an investigation to be done by former special director of the CBI, Mr. M. L. Sharma, along with three other retired officers of the CBI to investigate as to whether the meeting of these persons associated with coal block allocations with Mr. Sinha at his residence, in any way, influenced the investigations of the CBI in the coal block allocations matter,” senior advocate Prashant Bhushan told the media here.
“The committee is expected to give its report within three months to the Supreme Court,” he added.
Allegations of conflict of interest were raised at Sinha, who is accused of meeting several 2G and coal scam accused during his tenure as the head of the probing panel.
The registry diary, which was maintained by Sinha’s security, was accessed by Bhushan. The diary exposed the meetings of a number of coal scam accused and their intermediaries with Sinha on a number of occasions.