Will keep door open, let’s see what govt can do: CBI chief

Sinha said his visitors could be frisked by the police but he would not tell them to stop visiting him.

Written by Ritu Sarin | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2014 1:48 am

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha told The Indian Express on Thursday that he would now throw open the door of his residence. “I am going to keep my gate open and have already given instructions… let us see what the government can do,’’ he said.

Asked if such a move would be opposed in view of his “Z category” security, Sinha said his visitors could be frisked by the police but he would not tell them to stop visiting him. “There are already those who have stopped dropping in and all this has affected my social standing… if some public servant wants to come, or an MP wants to visit me, should I turn them away?’’ he said.

Claiming that his interactions with a wide section of people had helped the CBI register several corruption cases, he said, “If you check with the CBI’s special unit, you will find out how many leads have been given to them at my level. You have to often catch a thief through a thief, and that is why I am going to open my doors to anyone who has information.”

Asked why certain people were frequent visitors, Sinha said, “Why should I tell the media who has come to my house and why? If I have not given any undue favours to anyone, how do these things matter?”

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    Pitambar Sharma
    Sep 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm
    Why should the CBI director see all these people under investigation? These visitors should have gone to the investigating officer and if they had an issue with an investigating officer then they should have gone to an officer appointed to look into public complaints. Why is Ranjit Sinha seeing these people multiple times? Why are all these crooks his friends? Why is he meeting them at home? Why is he meeting them without any other officer from the CBI present? This person has incredible zpah. He is thoroughly corrupt but is challenging the government and the society to do something about it. He knows that under Sonia and Mano, he was thoroughly protected but he has done favors to BJP people also and he seems confident that BJP will also not act against him. This is a test for Modi. Can he overcome the corruption in his own party?
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    Jai K
    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm
    You have to often catch a thief through a thief .... time to invite Sonia hi for a cuppa?
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