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SC asks SIT to file report against ex CBI chief

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 27 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked CBI�s Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file a fresh status report giving details of probe into charges of �abuse of official position� by former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha who had allegedly tried to scuttle the probe in coal scam cases.

The top court also asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI to file their updated status reports on pending coal scam cases and the stages of their trial. A special bench headed by Justice M B Lokur, monitoring the probe by the CBI and the ED into the coal scam cases, asked the SIT to file a status report on probe into the charges against Sinha.

�Scope of investigation of SIT has been confined to investigate the abuse of authority committed by Ranjit Sinha with a view to scuttle the inquiry and investigation conducted by the CBI in coal scam cases. The status report is up to January 15, 2018. Latest report till December 31, 2018 be filed on or before January 15, 2019,� said the bench also comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and A K Sikri.

Senior advocate R S Cheema, who has been appointed as a special public prosecutor (SPP) by the top court for coal scam cases, said that he will file the latest status report of SIT. � PTI

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SC asks SIT to file report against ex CBI chief

NEW DELHI, Nov 27 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked CBI�s Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file a fresh status report giving details of probe into charges of �abuse of official position� by former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha who had allegedly tried to scuttle the probe in coal scam cases.

The top court also asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI to file their updated status reports on pending coal scam cases and the stages of their trial. A special bench headed by Justice M B Lokur, monitoring the probe by the CBI and the ED into the coal scam cases, asked the SIT to file a status report on probe into the charges against Sinha.

�Scope of investigation of SIT has been confined to investigate the abuse of authority committed by Ranjit Sinha with a view to scuttle the inquiry and investigation conducted by the CBI in coal scam cases. The status report is up to January 15, 2018. Latest report till December 31, 2018 be filed on or before January 15, 2019,� said the bench also comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and A K Sikri.

Senior advocate R S Cheema, who has been appointed as a special public prosecutor (SPP) by the top court for coal scam cases, said that he will file the latest status report of SIT. � PTI

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