Ranjit Sinha
Ranjit Sinha (Image Source: IndianExpress)

Central Bureau of investigations (CBI) has filed a FIR against one of its former director Mr. Ranjit Sinha in a Coal Scam corruption case. He has been accused of influencing the probe during his tenure into the coal block allocation scam as agency’s director.

Also, the Supreme Court had asked the agency to conduct an investigation under the authority of SIT (Special investigating team) for looking into the matter & to scuttle the inquiries, prosecutions, investigations which have been carried out by the agency at the time of coal block allocation. CBI director had met the accused as well as other persons involved in the coal scam (Coalgate) case, which was being investigated thoroughly by the CBI when he was the supreme leader.

The order of the court came after the submission reports have been finalized by the former director of CBI ML Sharma on allegations of abuse under the authority of Mr Sinha. ML Sharma was questioned by the Supreme Court for holding an inquiry into the meetings.

A couple of months ago, CBI conducted some searches at the residence of their former chief Mr. Amar Pratap Singh for favouring meat exporter Moin Qureshi after registering FIR against him. Also, a case has been registered against various persons involved in this act; persons include Mr. Singh, Mr. Qureshi, Aditya Sharma, owner of Trimax group Pradeep Koneru and various unknown persons.

As per the reports, the CBI had conducted searches in four different cities New Delhi, Chennai, Ghaziabad & Hyderabad. Mr. Qureshi has been accused of getting money from several people for the security concerns in favours from the public servants. Now, officially the FIR has been lodged on a complaint from the Enforcement Directorate of the country’s anti-money laundering probe agency.

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