CBI inquiry was ‘not impartial’
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