CBI Director Ranjit Sinha ousted from 2G probe
The Supreme Court has removed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from 2G case investigation and ruled that CBI’s senior most officer will now oversee 2G probe after removal of Sinha from the case.
This judgment was given three members SC bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu and comprising justices M B Lokur, A K Sikri on a plea filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation.
However while ruling this decision the SC refused to pass an elaborate order on the issue saying that it would tarnish the image and reputation of the India’s premier investigative agency. After the court’s decision to ousted CBI Director from 2G probe, Additional Director of CBI Rupak Kumar Dutta will now head the CBI probe in the 2G spectrum scam.
R K Dutta is a 1981-batch IPS officer from the Karnataka cadre, and now he is the overall incharge of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the CBI which is probing the 2G cases.
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