Ranjit Sinha

  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy 18-04-2014 05:39 PM

    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...
  • Fodder scam: Court can decide about dropping charges against Lalu, S-G tells CBI 15-03-2014 02:33 PM

    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 13-03-2014 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Centre violated rules in appointing CBI official: SC lawyer 11-02-2014 06:38 PM

    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 11-02-2014 05:12 PM

    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 10-02-2014 02:13 PM

    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...
  • Truth slips out, Cong mastered art of 'misusing' CBI: Jaitley 09-02-2014 05:34 PM

    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...
  • Several 'inconsistencies' in new Lokpal Act, says CBI Director 23-01-2014 06:38 PM

    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...
  • MHA asked to examine guidelines for government servants 'conduct in public' 22-01-2014 04:04 PM

    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...
  • CBI to have specialised unit to probe sports fraud 15-01-2014 12:20 PM

    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? 13-11-2013 11:50 PM

    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 13-11-2013 07:18 PM

    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 13-11-2013 03:47 PM

    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...
  • CBI chief clarifies his 'enjoy rape if you can't prevent it' remark 13-11-2013 09:47 AM

    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 12-11-2013 10:32 PM

    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...
  • Decisions by policy makers should have no scope for impropriety, says CBI Chief 11-11-2013 08:32 PM

    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...
  • SC stays Gauhati High Court order terming CBI unconstitutional 09-11-2013 05:04 PM

    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 09-11-2013 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Centre likely to move SC today against Gauhati HC ruling on CBI 09-11-2013 10:10 AM

    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 08-11-2013 06:35 PM

    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...
  • Watch: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha evades question on Coalgate 18-10-2013 06:50 PM

    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 17-10-2013 02:35 PM

    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 17-10-2013 01:36 PM

    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 17-10-2013 12:39 PM

    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...
  • PIL seeks direction to CBI to secure Vanzara's confession 05-09-2013 10:56 PM

    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...
  • DG Vanzara's letter not an evidence in encounter cases: CBI sources 05-09-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha said that he has not received letter from suspended Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara. Sinha added that the investigative agency will examine the letter in the context of Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. "We are yet to get a copy of his letter officially....
  • Ishrat Jahan case: IB is co-operating with CBI, says Ranjit Sinha 05-07-2013 03:49 PM

    The CBI director Ranjit Sinha said the agency will explore if the main accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case DG Vanzara is getting political support and if he is being shielded. He also said the Intelligence Bureau is co-operating with the CBI in the case. ...
  • Railway bribery scam: CBI may not file chargesheet by July 3 01-07-2013 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: In the absence of sanction for prosecution against a Railway board member, the CBI's chargesheet in the railway bribery scam, which cost Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal his job as Railway Minister, may not be filed within stipulated time till July 3. This may pave way for automatic...
  • Cabinet approves proposal to enhance powers of CBI 27-06-2013 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to enhance powers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). According to the sources, CBI Director in future is to be approved through a collegium. The Cabinet cleared the proposal of the Group of Ministers which was constituted to suggest...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss CBI autonomy today 27-06-2013 09:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss gas and coal pricing on Thursday. According to the sources, the Cabinet may also take up the CBI autonomy issue. The Group of Ministers (GoM), which was constituted to suggest measure for the independence and functional autonomy of CBI, have recommended...