No one high and mighty was spared in the 2G telecom spectrum case, outgoing CBI chief AP Singh said today, rejecting suggestions of any political interference in the agency dealing with high profile cases.
"No. I don't think so. Because were monitored by the Supreme Court. They were watching every move that we were making. Some matters are still pending for Letter Rogatory. When the Letters Rogatory comes, then we will review all these issues."
Singh, who is demitting office on Friday, was responding to a question whether some high-profile people could not be made accused in the 2G allocation case.
Responding to questions about political interference in the working of CBI, Singh said there is absolutely no political interference in the investigations under CBI.
"In investigation, we are only answerable to the trial court. Nobody can give us any directions. Only cases where the Supreme Court is monitoring, the high court is monitoring, yes we are under pressure from them but no political person can and tell what needs to be done," he told PTI.
The director said people are totally free to investigate and come to their own conclusions.
"CBI is totally insulated from political interference. Our officers work absolutely free and impartially. I give examples even in 2G and in so many cases, there have been so many difference of opinions. And the difference of opinion arise because everybody writes what he feels. Otherwise you will never have difference of opinion. It will be always what director decides," he said.