W.P. (Crl.) No. 120 of 2012 and W.P. (C) No. 463 of 2012, W.P. (C) No. 515 of 2012, W.P. (C) No. 283 of 2013. Case: Manohar Lal Sharma Vs The Principal Secretary. Supreme Court (India)

Case NumberW.P. (Crl.) No. 120 of 2012 and W.P. (C) No. 463 of 2012, W.P. (C) No. 515 of 2012, W.P. (C) No. 283 of 2013
JudgesR.M. Lodha, C.J., Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph, JJ.
IssueCriminal Law
Citation2014 (8) SCALE 571
Judgement DateMay 08, 2014
CourtSupreme Court (India)


  1. At the outset, a Note on Administrative Issues signed by the Director, Central. Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was placed before us. It is stated therein that due to aspersion cast on personal and professional integrity of Shri O.P. Galhotra, Joint Director, he has requested for recusal from all matters directly and indirectly connected with the Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) relating to coal block allocations and the consequent Regular Cases (RCs). It is stated that in the interest of avoiding needless controversy, the same has been accepted. Since Shri O.P. Galhotra has sought recusal himself from the coal block cases which has been accepted by the Director, CBI, nothing further needs to be said by us, except observing that recusal of Shri O.P. Galhotra shall not be treated as adverse comment or observation on his personal and professional integrity and competency in any manner whatsoever.

  2. In paragraph 8 of the Note, it is stated that CBI is ready to submit files relating to all the PEs completed so far to the scrutiny of the Central Vigilance...

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