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Setback for CBI director

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Ranjit SinhaThe Supreme Court Thursday asked NGO CPIL to file an affidavit in support of its documents alleging that CBI director Ranjit Sinha met people being investigated by the agency at his residence over a period of 15 months.

“After going through the document, we really feel that there is a need to put them on affidavit,” said an apex court bench headed by Justice H.L. Dattu, asking counsel Prashant Bhushan to file an affidavit.

The court directed the registry to put back the documents submitted by the NGO in a sealed cover. In the meantime, the court denied to consider Sinha’s plea to restraint media from carrying any reports based on the allegations made by the NGO.

Appearing for Sinha, senior counsel Vikas Singh told the court: “People like Prashant Bushan are damaging the reputation of a very high functionary of the government.”

The matter will be heard again next Monday.

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