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SC calls CBI a caged parrot, pulls up PMO, coal ministry officials

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New Delhi: Expressing concern over Centre’s interference in CBI probe in coal scam and other cases, the Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Joint Secretaries of PMO and Coal Ministry for meeting CBI officials and suggested changes in the draft report.

"It’s a sordid saga that there are many masters and one parrot," the apex court said after going through CBI Director’s affidavit on coal scam probe.

The court also criticised the CBI for becoming "a caged parrot speaking in master’s voice" and said the job of the CBI is not to interact with government officials but to interrogate to find the truth.

On his part the Attorney General said he neither asked nor got CBI’s probe report in coal scam.

He said his meeting with CBI officials took place only on suggestions of the Law Minister.

PTI

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