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Parakh has gone out of the way to malign me, says CBI director

In his book, Parakh had said, “The CBI is not equipped to find the truth.

Written by Appu Esthose Suresh | New Delhi | Published: April 15, 2014 1:43:49 am

Ranjit Sinha, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, while responding to the “motives’’ attributed by former coal secretary PC Parakh in his book Crusader or Conspirator for naming him in the coal block allotment case, has said, “I’ve gone through the book; he has gone out of the way to malign me, and for doing what my job demands.”

A chapter of the book is on the CBI enquiry into the coal blocks allocation scam. Parakh has written, “No amount of statutory safeguards can make the CBI more autonomous as long as the persons heading it have a different agenda and are unwilling to exercise their autonomy.” Evidently upset at the attack, Sinha quipped, “Parakh is God’s gift to Indian bureaucracy. He belongs to the elite group of former bureaucrats who have formed this ‘mutual admiration society’ which gives integrity certificate to each other.”

In his book, Parakh had said, “The CBI is not equipped to find the truth. Its expertise lies in fixing and unfixing people. When CBI called me to Delhi, I expected that either the CBI Director or an officer one or two level below him would interact with me. Certainly not inspectors of police….”

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