SC turns down former CBI dir Ranjit Sinha’s plea

New Delhi [India], Jan. 30 : The Supreme Court on Monday turned down former CBI director Ranjit Sinha's plea to reconsider its order.

Sinha had filed a plea with the Apex Court that a special investigation team (SIT) probe should not have been ordered against him which was rejected by a bench headed by Justice M.B.

Lokur and comprised of Justices A.K. Sikri and Kurian Joseph. While appearing for Sinha, senior advocate Vikash Singh, referred to the alleged Sahara-Birla payoff case.

"The apex court is one. This order was passed after the order in the alleged Sahara-Birla payoff case was given by another bench of the court.

This order should not have been passed and, therefore, I am seeking a modification of that order," Singh said.

The court last week constituted a SIT headed by the current CBI director to look into allegations of Sinha scuttling the coal scam probes when he headed the agency.

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lockur and also comprising Justice Prafulla C. Pant asked the CBI to go ahead with the investigation for his alleged involvement and hand in glove with certain accused to scuttle the probe in the coal block scam case.

The Apex Court passed the order after going through in great detailed the arguments put forth by NGO, Common Cause seeking a thorough investigation against Sinha for his alleged involvement and hand in glove with certain accused in the coal block scam case.

Sinha now plans to file a plea for recall of the order..

Source: ANI