CBI DIG MK Sinha today claimed intervention of top officials in Narendra Modi’s government in the functioning of the apex crime investigaiton agency of the country.
In a affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, today, he mentioned the names include National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chaudhary, MoS for Coal and Mines Haribhai Chaudhary and Union Law Secretary Suresh Chandra, for their alleged intervention in the functioning of the CBI.
When, Sinha’s lawyer said that there are some shocking details in the application, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi replied saying, “nothing shocks us.”
MK Sinha said that if contents of the statements made by businessman Satish Sana are proved to be true it would “reflect very poorly on our criminal justice delivery system in general and the CBI in particular.” Satish Sana had accused CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana of corruption in the Moin Qureshi case. DIG MK Sinha said that the conspiracy in the Moin Qureshi case hints at a much larger problem.
Sinha, who supervised the bribery probe against Asthana and was among officers transferred to Nagapur in a midnight move on October 27, has alleged that the two middlemen involved in the case were close to Doval.
He has also alleged that the complainant in the case, businessman Sana Sathish Babu, had told him that Union Minister of State for Coal and Mines Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhari had been paid bribes to the tune of several crores of rupees for alleged help in matters related to the CBI. An MP from Gujarat, Chaudhari is known to be close to Prime Minister Modi.
Sinha has also claimed that “India opted out of a contest from INTERPOL” for appointing a delegate at Lyon, France for which Joint Director AK Sharma as a nominee. Sinha has also claimed that “India opted out of a contest from INTERPOL” for appointing a delegate at Lyon, France for which Joint Director AK Sharma as a nominee.