SC raps CBI, seeks probe status
“It is strange that you don’t want to share the investigation report with us. It is not the first case nor the last case where the court wants to monitor the status of the probe. We require to be satisfied that investigation is being done properly and whether it is flawed or adequate,” a Bench led by Justice R M Lodha told Additional Solicitor General H P Raval, who appeared for the CBI.
Earlier, advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the PIL petitioner, had sought direction to the CBI for adducing its probe reports for perusal by the court. The ASG said the CBI was already looking into the “entire gamut” of the alleged irregularities in the allocation since 1993 and would conclude the probe in four months. He, however, expressed his opposition to adducing the status report in the court.
The Bench pulled up Raval and directed him to file an affidavit indicating the progress of investigation. “The court wants to know the status of the investigation,” it said. Raval then agreed to file a detailed affidavit and the Bench recorded his undertaking.
Meanwhile, the CBI said its investigations showed irregularities by authorities in allocation
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