According to latest news, social activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan on Friday questioned the “secretive manner” under which the central government have selected Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI Director and claimed he was a “tainted person”.
They said that Ranjit Sinha’s selection only shows that “government even today in all circumstances wants to use the CBI for its political benefits.”
Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan said that Ranjit Sinha’s honesty had been questioned and he was warned by the Patna High Court for favouring the then Chief Minister Lalu Prasad.
Talking to media, Kejriwal said, “The government wants to appoint a tainted person whom it can subsequently arm-twist for its own benefits.”
On the other hand, Prashant Bhushan said that the government “secretly” and “out of its own will” appointed the new CBI director, whose “moral integrity had been questioned” earlier
Now, a debate has been blow up on the selection of Ranjit SInha as CBI chief with BJP demanding that the Prime Minister keep it on hold, citing a recommendation by a Rajya Sabha panel on Lokpal that the selection be made by a collegium.
However, the central government said in a statement that the selection of Ranjit Sinha, 1974-batch IPS officer, has been done in a “fair manner” following the “due process” and that the Prime Minister has got the authority to decide on one name, hours after BJP voiced its “strong disappointment” and “disapproval”