Supreme Court wants further probe on Ranjit Sinha in Coal Scam

In the panel report, Sinha's alleged meetings with some high-profile accused in the scam were confirmed to have taken place at his residence.

Supreme Court wants further probe on Ranjit Sinha in Coal Scam

The Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe against CBI's former chief Ranjit Sinha in the case of coal block allocation scam.

The special bench headed by Justice M B Lokur gave its verdict on the report by a special judicial panel, which had held that prima facie there was an attempt to influence the investigation into the scam by Sinha.

"We are prima facie satisfied that Ranjit Sinha had abused his position as CBI director and it must be probed," the Supreme Court said. It added that an independent SIT was not needed and hoped that with the change of guard in CBI, the agency would conduct a fair and impartial probe against its former boss.


The apex court ordered newly appointed CBI director Alok Verma to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate Sinha and take the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in confidence while conducting the probe. It also directed Verma to suggest composition of the team and asked him to give timeline within which the probe would be completed.

In the panel report, Sinha's alleged meetings with some high-profile accused in the scam were confirmed to have taken place at his residence.
The SC-appointed panel was investigating the alleged scuttling of the probe into coal block allocation scam cases by Sinha, whose meetings with the accused persons were held as "completely inappropriate".