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?”