Coal Scam hearing continues in SC today

| Updated: Feb 13, 2017 11:31 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the Coal Scam case filed by NGO, Common Cause, which is seeking a thorough investigation against former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha for his alleged involvement and hand in glove with certain accused in the case. The hearing comes after the top court constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to be headed by the CBI in the case, after going through in great detailed the arguments put forth by the NGO. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Madan B Lockur and also comprising Justice Prafulla C Pant asked the CBI to go ahead with the investigation. "Prima facie a case is made out against him for allegedly in conniving with certain accused in the coal block scam case," the Bench of the Apex Court said in its order. Sinha's probe falls into the rarest of rare cases, as never in the agency's history has a former director been probed by the agency itself. (ANI)