The central vigilance commission (CVC), which exercises superintendence over the corruption probes of the CBI, has sought from the agency a detailed report on how and why it shared the coal scam draft report with the government.
The CVC’s move came after it has emerged that the CBI shared the coal scam draft probe report with the government — the Law minister and two joint secretaries in the Prime Minister’s Office and the coal ministry—before submitting its status report in the Supreme Court on March 8.
“The CVC has asked us to submit a detailed report on how and why the CBI shared the coal scam probe report with the government. The CVC took cognisance of reports and the CBI’s submissions in the SC according to which the draft probe report was shared with the government,” said a CBI source.
“The sharing of the draft probe report with the government, which implied interference in the CBI’s scam investigations, has not gone down well with the CVC,” said the source.