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Come clean, Sinha

The official residence of CBI director, Ranjit Sinha has had some dubious visitors since the past 15 months.  Whether it be Moin Qureshi, the famous meat-seller and also an alleged hawala dealer who visited 90 times, former CBI director AP Singh whose tainted past can also be retraced to Qureshi, or top officials of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, who have made the trip at least 50 times now – the list only seems to be getting longer by the day. 

Sinha, who is a 1974 batch IPS officer and has been at  helm of CBI for two years, had taken personal interest in the Moin Qureshi case after he wrote to the Central Bureau of Direct Taxes (CBDT), asking the I-T department to share information of its findings on Qureshi’s alleged links with CBI officials. This newspaper was indeed the first to expose this collusion. As far as the visits by the ADAG officials are concerned, it is interesting that they collided when Sinha informed special public prosecutor, U U Lalit, that the agency wished to file separate reply to the petitions filed by the six accused in a 2G case concerning Reliance ADAG. Now, Sinha can vehemently deny all aspersions that are being cast on his levels of complicity but with the many realms of veritable evidence surrounding these visits, there is little possibility that he can overlook the intensity of his connivance.

The questions being raised are pertinent in nature and why should they not be? Perhaps Sinha forgot that giving access to scamsters at his official residence may defile his reputation as the director of India’s premier investigative agency so much, that he may eventually have to demit office. Time for queries is certainly over and the CBI director should quit in the best interest of the nation.
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