New Delhi(PTI0: The apex court-appointed probe team led by ex-CBI Special Director M L Sharma…
New Delhi: Former CBI special director M L Sharma, who is heading a team that is investigating ex-CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s meetings with the high-profile accused in the coal block allocation case, on Monday complained that the agency has failed to provide the complete set of documents for the probe. dna in a series of investigative reports had exposed Sinha’s meetings with the accused last year.
A series of investigative reports by dna last year had exposed Sinha’s meetings with the accused in the coal block and 2G spectrum scams at his 2 Japath residence.
Sharma also alleged that the Central Vigilance Commission has declined to provide the details about its opinion on various cases in which the agency had decided to file closure reports at the instance of its director.
In a letter to the Supreme Court bench, which has appointed him for further investigation into Sinha’s alleged attempts to scuttle the probe in coal cases, Sharma mentioned the status of the investigation so far.
“We have received a letter and he has given the status of the investigation and also the reference of CVC….,” the bench said after the lawyer for petitioner NGO Common Cause told the court that CVC has filed an application seeking clarification whether to provide its opinion to Sharma or not.
The lawyer said as per the March 2014 order of this court, CVC was asked to give its opinion about the investigation of coal cases in a sealed cover.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur, which has been monitoring the coal blocks scam cases, took the letter on record and fixed December 14 for hearing of the matter.
Meanwhile, Sharma has asked for the original visitors’ register which contained the names of persons who had visited Sinha’s official residence at 2 Janpath here.
The court referred Sharma’s plea to the bench which is hearing 2G-related cases saying since the register/diary was submitted to the 2G bench it is the appropriate bench to consider it.