DELHI: Beleaguered CBI chief Ranjit Sinha on Thursday said he will
abide by the Supreme Court order directing him to recuse himself 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
"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.