CBI in­quiry was ‘not im­par­tial’

Bureaucracy Today - - LET­TERS TO THE ED­I­TOR -

The views ex­pressed in the Bu­reau­cracy To­day ar­ti­cle Of le­gal quag­mire and an hon­est bu­reau­crat were good. How­ever, the writer missed to men­tion in her Coal­gate scam ar­ti­cle that the then Chief Sec­re­taries of the States con­cerned, the then

Power and Steel Sec­re­taries of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and some for­mer Union Min­is­ters were mem­bers of the Screen­ing Com­mit­tee which took all de­ci­sions unan­i­mously in the mat­ter. Their rec­om­men­da­tions were sanc­tioned af­ter due con­sid­er­a­tion by the then PMO and the then Coal Min­is­ter but the CBI re­frained to make them ac­cused. The CBI also failed to record the state­ments of the State of­fi­cials and the politi­cians. Hence the CBI in­quiry was not im­par­tial. Jus­tice is not pos­si­ble with­out these im­por­tant per­sons be­ing ques­tioned.

GD Sing­hal, via mail

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