The SC had in March sought the CVC’s assistance to scrutinise the CBI’s decision on these allocations in the wake of divergent views between the agency’s officer supervising the coal scam probe and his senior officials including CBI director Ranjit Sinha on whether cases should be registered.
The CBI had submitted probe documents related to over 25 such allocations, which were found to be regular in its examination — and therefore no cases had been filed by it — for assessment to the CVC.
“The CVC has rejected some of the conclusions of the CBI and asked it to probe them for irregularities in at least five of the allocations,” said a CBI source.
Meanwhile, the apex court Tuesday also mulled the option of appointing a special public prosecutor in the Rs. 1.75 crore lakh coalgate scam to objectively examine CBI’s investigation.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha was displeased to know there was delay in completion of the probe by the CBI, which was to be completed by the end of 2013.