Shackles on CBI

Print edition : May 31, 2013

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. His affidavit in the Supreme Court, filed on May 6, exposed the nexus between the CBI and the government and confirmed that the CBI had misled the Supreme Court on March 12. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, who filed the public interest litigation seeking a probe into irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks, talking to the media, outside the Supreme Court, in New Delhi on May 6. Photo: V. Sudershan

Ashwani Kumar, Law Minister. He made changes in the draft status report pertaining to coal block allocations. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Joginder Singh, former CBI Director. In 1996, he received strictures from the court for allowing political interference. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Prashant Bhushan, petitioner in the coal block allocation case, outside the Supreme Court, in New Delhi on May 6. Photo: V. Sudershan

The investigating agency is in the dock for compromising its independence from the political executive while investigating the coal scam.
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