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Dec 14, 2012 at 01:43pm IST

Opposition furore over NHRC post for ex-CBI chief AP Singh

New Delhi: The UPA government may find itself in yet another controversy, this time over its decision to appoint ex-CBI director AP Singh as a member of the National Human Rights Commission. CNN-IBN has learnt that the BJP is likely to oppose the move to appoint Singh in another capacity soon after leaving office.

The Opposition has often alleged that the CBI works under government pressure. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who had called the disproportionate assets case against him politically-motivated, too accused the CBI of working at the behest of the Congress.

In fact, another former director of the CBI, US Mishra told CNN-IBN that the government indeed exerted pressure on the investigative agency. Mishra had investigated the Taj Corridor scam, a case in which BSP supremo and ex-Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati was recently let off.