Whether a CBI Chief can be friends with lobbyists like Deepak Talwar and alleged hawala operators like Moin Qureishi to host them frequently at his official residence is a question that doesn’t need a response from any quarter. Nor does a question whether a CBI Chief should be hosting meetings with elements like Tony Jesudasan or coal scam clouded Devendra Darda when the investigations are at crucial stages.
CBI Chiefs initial response that his “Personal life” cannot be probed has been shrugged by every listener. And for all the right reasons as by his own admission if CBI Chief knows and mixes with elements like Tony Jesudasan and Deepak Talwar, the whole process of investigations may need to be done from scratch.
The names which have tumbled out so far in a detailed story by Indian Express to give company to Anil Ambani Group executives may see many more additions as the recipients of the photocopy of the register start deciphering the names entered by security guards. If a source is to be believed, some of the names may come as a shock to many of us.
A Steel Baron (not Naveen Jindal) who was recently in news relating to a Bank Loan may also have been a visitor to the CBI House at 2 Janpath. Many other people, under various stages of investigation as reported in the media may also be noted in “Sinha Register”, reminding of the “Jain Diary” days. The Sinha Register is now under a thorough scrutiny and so are the vehicles who carried these “Guests” home.More skeletons may tumble out, before Narendra Modi takes the final call on the next 3 months of Sinha as the CBI Director. Sunday is going to be a crucial day for that decision.
While the rest of the allegations and names can continue being deciphered, the biggest concern Narendra Modi Government should be having from Sinha’s continuation is the CBI Chief’s ignorance on the fact that a Register was being maintained at his Gate by the security guards. If head of India’s Federal Police is not aware of such an entry register at his own house, which his wife perhaps knew, he should be automatically disqualified from being the CBI Chief. After all, Charity Begins at Home, and so does Awareness..