MUKUL Rohatgi, the Attorney General on Friday told the Supreme Court that alleged hawala dealer and meat exporter Moin Qureshi had regular contacts, on daily basis, with a then Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director. However, Rohatgi said that there were no direct conversations between Qureshi and the present CBI Director Ranjit Sinha.
Remember, the former CBI director is at present member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
According media reports, Rohatgi told a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Kurian Joseph giving the court in a sealed cover the appraisal report by the Income Tax (I-T) department following raids on the meat exporter. It discloses an astonishing state of affairs between Moin Qureshi and former director CBI.
However, in a breather to the present CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, Rohatgi said there were no direct conversations between Qureshi and the present CBI Director but there could be innuendos in the conversation that he (Qureshi) had with other people.
There are allegations that Qureshi had about 90 meetings with Ranjit Sinha at his official residence and suspected him to be an alleged conduit between for the accused in coal scam cases being investigated and prosecuted by the investigating agency.
Senior counsel Amarendra Sharan is representing the CBI and Vikas Singh is appearing for Sinha.