Beleaguered CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha today said he will abide by the Supreme Court order directing him to recuse from the 2G telecom scam probe and denied having named any officer as mole before the apex court.
Sinha, who had to face Supreme Court’s ire today which asked him to keep away from the 2G telecom scam probe, said he would not be filing any review petition as the order was from the Bench headed by the Chief Justice.
When asked about naming DIG Santosh Rastogi as a possible ‘mole’ who leaked the documents to activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, CBI Director said that he had not named anyone.
“I don’t know what are you talking about but I have not named any officer as mole or anything,” Sinha told reporters at the agency headquarters here.
Sinha said he was waiting for the Supreme Court order and decide the future course of action on that basis, as the trial was still going on.
With just 12 days left in his retirement, Sinha today suffered a major blow when the Supreme Court removed him from the 2G scam case, saying the allegations against him of protecting some accused appears to be “prima facie credible”.
The apex court, in an unprecedented order, handed over the case to the senior-most officer after Sinha in the 2G scam investigating team.
A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu, however, refused to pass an elaborate order on the issue saying that it would “tarnish” the “image and reputation” of the premier agency.