Ex-CBI chief's meetings with coal scam accused improper: Supreme Court
New Delhi: In a setback to former Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday termed his meetings with coal scam accused at his official residence as 'inappropriate'.
"It was inappropriate for Ranjit Sinha to have met the accused persons at his residence...," observed the apex court bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur in the judgment on Thursday.
Terming the meetings with coal scam accused as 'inappropriate', the court referred the matter to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for its opinion about a further probe in the matter.
Declining the plea by non-governmnet organisation (NGO) Common Cause for a special investigation team (SIT) probe into the meetings that Sinha held with coal scam accused, the court also rejected Ranjit Sinha's plea for initiating proceedings against counsel Prashant Bhushan on the allegation of perjury.