NGO wants CBI director to recuse from 2G probe

Aug 27 2014, 01:22 IST
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SummarySeeking a direction to CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse from the 2G probe, the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, an NGO, has told the apex court the former was trying to derail the probe against ADAG-led Reliance Telecom and its three accused directors and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

Seeking a direction to CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse from the 2G probe, the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, an NGO, has told the apex court the former was trying to derail the probe against ADAG-led Reliance Telecom and its three accused directors and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

In a fresh application, the NGO through its counsel Prashant Bhushan alleged that Sinha had made every attempt to scuttle the CBI probe by attempting to save former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran who had allegedly favoured Aircel after it was bought over by Maxis by granting it several licences refused earlier. The counsel said the CBI director is “brazenly attempting to save Reliance and other influential accused who are already facing trial”. “Sinha has been admonished by the SC for showing the CBI status report to the political executive before it was filed and for modifying the status report at the instance of the executive. Therefore this court should direct the CBI director not to interfere and... recuse from the case,” the plea said.

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