2G scam: SC to hear plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha on 18 November

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on 18 November a plea seeking its direction to keep the CBI
director away from ongoing probe and prosecution in 2G scam cases after allegations were leveled against him for having frequent meetings with some accused.

A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu fixed the date after petitioner NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) pleaded that the matter be taken up by the court as Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover has already given his opinion on the controversy surrounding Ranjit Sinha.

 2G scam: SC to hear plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha on 18 November

Ranjit Sinha. AFP

Grover, in his note, had told the apex court that Sinha's frequent meetings with several accused and their representatives in 2G case is "definitely improper" and the court should look into whether his conduct amounted to criminal contempt.

Grover also had urged the court to recall its order on knowing the name of the whistleblower who had leaked the documents including his guestlist register to advocate Prashant Bhushan, saying it should not insist on the issue.

The SPP had said that people have a right to know the top cop's conduct as it does not pertain to his personal affairs and no law protects the confidentiality of information in the guestlist register which should be examined by the apex court.

Meanwhile, the apex court also fixed for 26 November hearing of the plea of some of the accused in the 2G case that they be discharged.

PTI

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Updated Date: Oct 30, 2014 22:03:36 IST