IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 463 OF 2012
In the matter of : .. Petitioner(s)
Common cause & ors.
union of India & ors. Respondent(s)
AFFIDAVIT OF DIRECTOR,CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IN COMPLIANCE OF THE ORDER DATED 12.03.2013
I Ranjit Sinha,aged about 60 years,occupation,Government Service,presently appointed as Director,CBI,resident of 2 Janpath,New Delhi 110001,do hereby solemnly affirm and state as under:
2. I have read the Order dated 12th March,2013 of the Honble Court and am filing this affidavit in compliance of the directions by this Honble Court in the last paragraph thereof,which reads as under:
Let an affidavit be filed by the Director of C.B.I that the status report submitted before this Court dated March 8,2013 was vetted by him and nothing contained therein has been shared with the political executive. He must also state in the affidavit that same procedure will be followed in respect of subsequent status reports that may be filed before this Court
3. I confirm that the Status Report placed before this Honble Court dated 8th March,2013 was vetted by me. I further confirm that the Status Report being filed before this Honble Court on 26th April,2013 is personally vetted by me and that I shall continue to personally vet each Status Report which may be filed in this matter before this Honble Court.
4. In respect of the query raised by this Honble Court about sharing of the contents of the Status Report dated 8th March,2013 with the political executive,I submit that the draft of the same was shared with Honble Union Minister of Law and Justice as desired by him prior to its submission before this Honble Court. Besides the political executive,it was also shared with one Joint Secretary level officer each of Prime Ministers office and Ministry of Coal as desired by them.
5. I confirm that the present Status Report being filed in the Honble Court has not been shared with any political executive in any manner whatsoever. In respect of further Status Reports of the investigations and enquiries required to be filed in this matter before this Honble Court,I undertake and assure this Honble Court that the same shall not be shared with any political executive.
Solemnly affirmed this …… day of April,2013 at New Delhi.
I,the above named deponent do hereby solemnly verify and state that what is stated herein above in this affidavit is true to my own knowledge and I believe the same to be true.
Solemnly verified this on the … day of April,2013 at New Delhi