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CBI has become a caged parrot: Supreme Court on coal scam

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    CBI has become a caged parrot: Supreme Court on coal scam | NDTV.com

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is examining the CBI's nine-page affidavit that details the changes that the agency alleges were made by Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and others to its report on the coal investigation.

    The affidavit, submitted in the court on Monday, says Mr Kumar deleted a finding on non-preparation of broadsheets or charts by the screening committee and a sentence about scope of inquiry on legality of allocation.

    The court today expressed concern over Centre's interference in CBI probe in coal scam and other cases. It said:
    -It's a sordid saga that there are many masters and one parrot.
    -While making CBI answerable to the Government, no part of investigation can be touched.
    -Court pulls up Joint Secretaries of PMO and Coal Ministry for meeting CBI officials and suggesting changes in the draft report.
    -Right now we concerned with two ministries.They were only called to supply information. What business do they have to peruse report?
    -How on earth could you (CBI) make it available when the report was to be given to the Court?
    -Court asks why it needs to get involved 15 years after Vineet Narain judgment to keep CBI autonomous.
    -Job of CBI is not to interact with government officials but to interrogate to find the truth.
    -My meeting with CBI officials took place only on suggestions of the Law Minister: Attorney General GE Vahanvati told the Court.
    -I have neither asked nor got CBI's probe report in coal scam: Attorney General GE Vahanvati told the Court.
    -ANI tweet on court observations: If CBI is working under political influence should the Supreme Court exercise for autonomy for the CBI?
    -ANI tweet on court observations: CBI cannot be given unbridled power, an unruly horse is a dangerous thing.
     
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    Time to set the parrot free and transform it to a hawk so that it finally attacks its captors