Impartiality of CBI inquiry into coalgate scam is questionable: BJP

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 13:10 hrs

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed its disappointment over the way the Central Bureau of Investigation is investigating the coalgate scam, and said that the impartialities of the CBI is questionable because the Prime Minister is directly involved in the case.

A day after the Supreme Court criticised the CBI for refusing to share details of its probe in the multi-crore scam with it, BJP spokesperson Rajeev Pratap Rudy said the Supreme Court has echoed the same concern, the BJP is raising since the scam came to light.

"The Supreme Court has indicated that the investigation being conducted by the CBI in the coal blocks allocation scam, in which an imputed loss of Rs.1.86 lakh crore given out by the CAG, is seems too be a virtual shame. The fact remain that the impartialities of the CBI is questionable because the signatory to these coal blocks has been the Prime Minister of India," said Rudy.

However, he emphasised that his party would continue to insist that the CBI must file a chargesheet against the people found guilty at earliest.

Earlier on Thursday, the investigative agency had come under sharp criticism of the Supreme Court for not wanting to share details before the judicial bench headed by Justice R. M. Lodha.

The court had expressed deep displeasure over the CBI decision and said it needs to see the status to confirm that the probe is going on in the right direction. (ANI)

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