Examining the CBI's affidavit, Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the leading investigating agency is like a 'caged parrot'.
"It's a sordid saga that there are many masters and one parrot," the SC bench observed after going through the CBI Director's affidavit on the coal scam probe on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court said that the job of the CBI is not to interact with government officials but to interrogate to find the truth.
The apex court expressed concern over Centre's interference in the CBI probe in coal scam and other cases.
The court pulled up the Joint Secretaries of PMO and Coal Ministry for meeting CBI officials and suggesting changes in the draft report.
The Supreme Court slammed attorney general GE Vahanvati and former additional solicitor general Harin Raval for their alleged role in changes made to the CBI's draft status report. But the AG defended his actions saying that I have neither asked nor got CBI's probe report in coal scam.