CBI chief Ranjit Sinha has refused the allegation that he met the 2G scam-accused Reliance executives at his official residence 50 times over the last 15 months.
"I have met officials of Reliance, but have I shown favour to anyone?" NDTV quoted Sinha as saying.
Sinha reportedly met two officials from Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) at least 50 times in 15 months at his official residence at 2 Janpath in New Delhi.
Based on the report and Sinha's visitor's entry register, Centre for Public Interest Litigation's (CPIL) counsel Prashant Bhushan approached Supreme Court, which has ordered examination of the register.
"Give the copy of the material in a sealed cover to us as well as to the counsels of the CBI and its director and we will take up the matter day after tomorrow," DNA cited remark from SC bench consisting of Justices HL Dattu, SA Bobde and AM Sapre.
The register allegedly revealed that two Reliance officials Tony Jesudasan and AN Sethuraman visited Sinha frequently from May 2013 to August 2014. The report holds significance as Anil Ambani's Reliance Telecom is one among those companies involved in 2G scam.
Links with Meat Exporter Moin Qureshi?
Apparently, the same register has revealed that meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is being investigated by the Income Tax Department, visited Sinha at 2 Janpath at least 90 times in 15 months, from May 2013 to August 2014.
He is said to have visited Sinha with his wife Nasreen, in the company of former CBI chief AP Singh. Also, more than half of the visits have reportedly taken place in 2014.
Earlier this year, IT Department had raided Qureshi's house and offices and found that he has wealth more than he has represented on paper. He is also said to have close connections with 10 Janpath, the official residence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.