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Respond to allegations of meeting accused: SC to CBI chief

Respond to allegations of meeting accused: SC to CBI chief

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked CBI director Ranjit Sinha to respond to allegations by an NGO CPIL saying that he has been frequently meeting accused in 2G case and others being probed by the investigating agency.

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice designate Justice H. L. Dattu while giving a week’s time to the CBI director to respond to the allegations, said “we want a fair trial (in 2G cases) and if averment (made by Centre for Public Interest Litigation) is true, then there is some derailment of the trial. Then how can you call it a fair trial.”

The court also asked petitioner advocate Kamini Jaiswal on Ranjit Sinha’s plea that the affidavit filed by her, alleging acts of wrongdoing against him, were based on false statements or misstatements.

In the meantime, counsel Prashant Bhushan handed over to the court what he described as an original copy of the entry register showing accused in 2G and other cases being probed by the agency were visiting the residence of CBI director.

He said that the register was handed over to him at night by strangers. The court took the register in its custody.

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