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BJP objects to CBI chief's clean chit to Bansal

May 16, 2013 18:25 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday expressed unhappiness over the probe agency chief Ranjit Sinha's remarks that there is no evidence against former Railway Minister P K Bansal in the bribery case. BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain broke into a song to express his party sentiments over the state of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Reminiscing an old song, he said the CBI is like a bird in a cage which wants to be freed. Hussain lamented the recent statements of CBI Director Sinha show that he is not keen that the agency work in a free and fair manner.

"BJP wants that the CBI should be free and independent but it has given a clean chit to Bansal even before conducting its probe or interrogating him. It should not give a clean chit just because he is a Congress leader," Hussain said.

The party recalled the Supreme Court has observed that the CBI has become a caged parrot.  "BJP has objected most vocally to the government not making the CBI free of government control. Leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley had even submitted a note on the issue in Parliament," he said.

He was referring to the recommendations made by the select committee of Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal Bill in which recommendations were made for making the CBI free of government control. Voicing disappointment with the CBI director, the BJP said it expects the government to bring the requisite changes after forming a group of ministers to look into the issue of insulating the investigating agency from government control and giving it autonomy.

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