SupremeCourt is hearing plea seeking directions as to progress of 10-yr-long cases of the Enforcement Directorate
Bench led by CJI
Prashant Bhushan: Reason why court asked for list of officers is coz political interference feared. Why are they (probe) going on for over 10 years?
CJI: It doesn't look good also. So many years, officers will also lose interest.
Bhushan: I am not seeking their repatriation
Bhushan: Only asking why the probe has not been completed.
ASG Bhati: we will submit status report my lords.
BENCH starts dictating order
Bhushan mentions cancelled coal mining licenses case, which was done for lack of competitive bidding.
Order states report will be filed.