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Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal made this remark in the corruption case against controversial meat trader Moin Qureshi. Former CBI directors – Ranjit Sinha and AP Singh – are also under investigation.
The judge said that 'four years have passed. No investigation was conducted in these four years. How many more years will you take? Seven or ten years? 'The court said that the' CBI director is an accused and the agency is investigating the case on its own? I am amazed. This is a violation of the principle of natural justice. '
The investigating agency told the court that four of its recent orders have been challenged in the High Court. The trial court then adjourned the case till November 24. The CBI had registered this case of alleged bribery against Qureshi in 2017. During the investigation, the names of Sinha and Singh also surfaced, in which their role is being investigated.
Qureshi is accused of recovering money directly from individuals or through Hyderabad businessman Satish Sana Babu and using it to influence the CBI probe. During the last few hearings, the court pulled up the CBI for not making progress in the investigation of the case and asked him several questions. He had also asked the investigating agency to report the status of the investigation.
Apart from this, the joint director was summoned by the court on November 17, but he did not appear. The Joint Director is leading the investigation against Qureshi.
The judge also pulled up the CBI for not questioning the two former CBI directors. The court questioned why the CBI was dragging its feet back from investigating the case involving their roles, leading to the conclusion that it was not willing to investigate in their context.
The investigating agency was also asked if the alleged role of its other former director Alok Verma was being investigated. During his tenure, Verma allegedly obstructed the investigation or did not allow the investigation to reach its logical conclusion. The CBI had said in court that 544 documents were collected and 63 witnesses were examined.
When the agency was asked by the court what action was taken against the public servants for whom Qureshi was allegedly acting as a middleman, the agency said that the investigation is going on and the role of such public servants should be investigated. Has been