SC refuses listing plea by CBI DIG against transfer

SC refuses listing plea by CBI DIG against transfer

The Supreme Court. DH file photo

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to list a plea by IPS officer Manish Kumar Sinha, who was transferred to Nagpur in a massive overhaul in the CBI, a day after its director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana were sent on leave.

Sinha, as DIG was supervising investigation in a case of bribery registered against Asthana and others here on October 15.

Advocate Sunil Fernandes mentioned the application filed by Sinha before a bench presided over by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for urgent listing as the petition filed by Verma against the October 23 order to divest him of power as CBI chief was coming up for consideration on Tuesday.

Sensational charges

He said the SC registry was not accepting the application for listing.

The CJI-led bench said even if the registry accepted the application, the court would not consider it.

Making sensational allegations against several top brass of the government, Sinha sought to intervene in the petition filed by Verma. He said the case lodged against Asthana must be probed by a SIT under monitoring by the Supreme Court.

He sought quashing of the order passed on October 24 for his transfer.