He said the stature of the NCSC itself was that of a civil court. "Consequently, the Chairman of the NCSC holds and exercises the respective powers of civil court. Also there is a settled procedure in law and no police official or CBI official can issue them direct letter, calling them to appear before it."
Singh was asked to appear before the agency on or before today but he did not turn up. His son Sarabjot Singh wasarrested by the CBI on July 31 for allegedly taking bribe of Rs. one crore from a Nashik-based contractor to settle his case before the NCSC.
"Incidentally, this act of summoning the constitutional authorities without following the mandate of law has beengiven undue publicity in media also by the concerned CBI officials and the same is not only derogatory but reflects thearrogance on part of those CBI officials."