‘CBI officer supplied files to Bhushan’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 20, 2014 00:17 IST

The CBI director on Wednesday contended before the Supreme Court that a senior IPS officer in CBI was the “mole” who supplied documents and file notings to advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh challenged Bhushan’s submissions of wrongdoing against Ranjit Sinha and said the allegations were “false and baseless.” He named the DIG-rank officer who, Singh said, had provided the official file notings to Bhushan, on the basis of which NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) is seeking a probe against the director. Singh identified the officer as Santosh Rastogi.

In the four-and-half-hour proceedings in the court of Chief Justice HL Dattu, Singh exchanged heated words with senior counsel Dushyant Dave, appearing for CPIL and Bhushan, prompting the CJI to intervene multiple times.

CPIL has asked for a probe against Sinha accusing him of having met officials of a company accused in the 2G spectrum scam.

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