April 14, 2013
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Come Clean on Role in CBI Investigation
The report that the status report submitted by the CBI on the coal block allocation case to the Supreme Court was scrutinized and modified after discussion with the Law Minister and the Prime Minister's Office is another glaring instance of the government's interference in a CBI investigation.
In this case, the obvious aim is to influence the investigation in a case in which the PMO and the UPA government is directly implicated.
The Government must come out with what actually transpired and who are the persons involved in this matter. Appropriate action should be taken against those involved on charges of interfering with the course of justice.
This latest instance of Government misuse of the CBI only reinforces the case for strengthening the CBI's autonomy and the need for Parliamentary oversight.