Ranjit Sinha

  • Petition filed in SC to keep CBI Director Ranjit Sinha away from 2G case Yesterday

    New Delhi: An application has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking its direction to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from investigation and prosecution in 2G case, alleging that he is trying to protect some influential accused in the scam. The application, filed by an NGO, Centre for Public...
  • Legal expert, bank officer to help CBI probe into Saradha chit scam May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite its probe into over Rs 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund case, CBI has assigned a bank officer and a legal expert with the Special Investigating Team (SIT) for the case. CBI Director Ranjit Sinha also held his first meeting last evening with the SIT...
  • CBI's fresh guidelines for probe against Joint Secretary or above officers May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for its officers asking them to take permission of the Additional Director or above before beginning investigation against any joint secretary and above rank officers in the government. The direction comes in the wake of a recent Supreme Court judgement which struck down...
  • Coal scam: CBI director writes to SC, says charges against him wrong May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming allegations against him as false, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha has filed a secret note in the Supreme Court saying that all cases closed by the CBI may be scrutinised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). This comes even as the apex court on Thursday...
  • SC judgement on probe of senior bureaucrats historic, says CBI May 6, 2014

    Welcoming the apex court's judgement, CBI director Ranjit Sinha said, "We concede that now a very heavy responsibility has been cast upon us to ensure that no innocent civil servant is harassed. There are a number of cases which are pending investigation, now the investigation of those cases will be...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant Kumar...
  • Fodder scam: Court can decide about dropping charges against Lalu, S-G tells CBI March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The court can decide about dropping charges against RJD leader Lalu Prasad in three cases related to the fodder scam, the Solicitor-General has said. The CBI had sought the view of the S-G after CBI Director Ranjit Sinha felt that charges against Lalu should be dropped in the...
  • Fodder scam: CBI director wants to drop charges against Lalu Prasad March 13, 2014

    In a surprise move, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has advocated the dropping of charges against Lalu Prasad in the three pending cases which are offshoots of the infamous fodder scam in which the RJD leader has been convicted in one of the cases. In recommending that the charges against Yadav be...
  • Centre violated rules in appointing CBI official: SC lawyer February 11, 2014

    Supreme Court lawyer KK venugopal said that recent controversy over appointment of Additional Director of CBI has started because government is loath to give up its appointment power. Law clearly says CVC after consulting director will recommend name, central government after receiving the name, should issue appointment order for the...
  • Govt appoints CBI official, but PM says gave autonomy to agency February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN reported on the UPA government appointing a top CBI official in violation of the norms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended the move. The Prime Minister said it is justified and that the political executive should have superintendence over agencies and added that his government...
  • Collusive corruption a formidable challenge: CBI February 10, 2014

    CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Monday said "collusive corruption" in which there is a willing bribe-giver is emerging as a "formidable" challenge for institutions fighting corruption. "When the talk turns to corruption, the focus is on the demand side of the equation, on public officials who abuse their office for private...
  • Truth slips out, Cong mastered art of 'misusing' CBI: Jaitley February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday said the truth about alleged political misuse of CBI had "slipped out" after the reported comment by its Director Ranjit Sinha in the Ishrat Jahan case, charging that Congress has "mastered the art of manipulating" the agency during the UPA's decade-long rule. Sinha is reported to...
  • Several 'inconsistencies' in new Lokpal Act, says CBI Director January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Will Lokpal have jurisdiction to conduct investigations abroad? This was the question asked by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to the government as he sought clarification about various "inconsistencies" in the Act passed by Parliament recently. In his five-page letter to Personnel Department Secretary S K Sarkar, Sinha said Section...
  • MHA asked to examine guidelines for government servants 'conduct in public' January 22, 2014

    Nearly two months after CBI Director Ranjit Sinha's controversial 'rape' analogy, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday was directed by the Delhi High Court to examine framing of guidelines with respect to government servants' "conduct" outside "office area" or in public. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana...
  • CBI to have specialised unit to probe sports fraud January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of the growing menace of corruption in sports, CBI will soon set-up a specialised unit to handle cases related to sports fraud, fixing and illegal betting. Making the announcement at the FIFA-Interpol national workshop on Wednesday, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha highlighted lack of a legal framework...
  • FTP: Agenda for Change: Is CBI Director product of a patriarchal mindset? November 13, 2013

    Faced with stinging criticism, outrage and demands to step down, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday expressed regret and apologised for his "enjoy rape if you can't prevent it" comment. ...
  • Ranjit Sinha's foot-in-mouth moment, compares betting with rape November 13, 2013

    The Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha had a foot-in-mouth moment during the agency's golden jubilee celebrations as he compared betting with rape. He said, "What is the harm if we legalise betting, above all do we have enforcement agencies? It is very easy to say its like if...
  • Under fire CBI chief Ranjit Sinha regrets his 'enjoy rape' comment November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with stinging criticism, outrage and demands to step down, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday expressed regret and apologised for his "enjoy rape if you can't prevent it" comment. The CBI chief tried to control the damage by saying that his statement delivered at a conference held in...
  • CBI chief clarifies his 'enjoy rape if you can't prevent it' remark November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Ranjit Sinha has sparked a controversy by saying that if one can't prevent a rape, then one should enjoy it. He made the comment while speaking on why betting should be legalised in India. "What is the harm if we legalise betting,...
  • No harm in legalising betting, says CBI November 12, 2013

    With betting in IPL tournament estimated to be around Rs 66,000 crore business, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, on Tuesday, said there is no harm in legalising betting as there was no point in a ban which cannot be enforced. When asked by senior editor Shekhar Gupta on his views about legalising...
  • Decisions by policy makers should have no scope for impropriety, says CBI Chief November 11, 2013

    Even as the Prime Minister pitched for insulating genuine decisions from criminal investigations, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, on Monday, said while quick decisions are needed for fast economic growth, it should be done in a manner there is no scope for impropriety. In his speech at the international conference organised by...
  • SC stays Gauhati High Court order terming CBI unconstitutional November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday stayed Gauhati High Court order which termed the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional. The Supreme Court issued notice to the petitioner on whose plea the high court passed the judgement and posted the matter for hearing on December 6. The apex court observed...
  • Centre moves SC against Gauhati HC order declaring CBI unconstitutional November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Gauhati High Court ruling which called the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unconstitutional. The Centre has sought a stay on the order and has urged for an urgent hearing of its petition. The Centre is said...
  • Centre likely to move SC today against Gauhati HC ruling on CBI November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre is all set to move the Supreme Court on Saturday against the Gauhati High Court order declaring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unconstitutional and is likely to seek a stay on the order. The move comes after Minister of State for PMO V Narayanaswamy met...
  • Will seek an immediate stay on Gauhati HC order, says CBI Director November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said he will seek a stay on the Gauhati High Court order. He said, "The government has already made up its mind to approach the Supreme Court by Monday. We will seek an immediate stay on the order." He also...
  • Watch: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha evades question on Coalgate October 18, 2013

    CBI chief Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday evaded media's question on Friday in the coal block allocations scam. India Inc and the government have criticised the CBI for naming Kuamr Mangalam Birla as an accused in its 14th FIR in coal scam. ...
  • Fail to understand why meeting Birla is seen as a conspiracy: Parakh October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh in a point by point rebuttal of the FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation said that no undue favours were meted out to Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and allotment of the coal mines to Hindalco were done by...
  • Hindalco allotted coal mines after PC Parakh met KM Birla: CBI FIR October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Details of the 14th FIR in the coal blocks allocation scam which names former coal secretary PC Parakh and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla reveals that the former changed the decision of the screening panel committee that was held in 2005 after a personal meeting with...
  • Coalgate: CBI says it's following rules as ministers, India Inc raise concerns October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst concerns raised by some UPA ministers, India Incorporate and bureaucrats over FIRs against corporates in the coal scam, Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha has said that the agency is only following the Supreme Court's guidelines. "It's not our concern what other agencies said about the former...
  • PIL seeks direction to CBI to secure Vanzara's confession September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking it to direct the CBI to secure DG Vanzara's confession in light of his resignation letter and allegations against Amit Shah. This comes after the CBI said that Vanzara's resignation letter is of no value in terms of...