CBI books its former chief in a graft case…

In a significant development, the Central Bureau of Investigation named its former director AP Singh as an ‘accused’ along with controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi in a case registered to probe alleged corruption.

Moin Akhtar Qureshi, who is also under probe by the Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate, is accused of operating as a middleman for several public servants including AP Singh.

Top CBI sources said that its teams also conducted raids on the residence of former CBI director, who headed the agency between 2010 and 2012 when the UPA government was in power.

AP Singh was instrumental in the arrest of former telecom minister A Raja, Suresh Kalmadi and several corporates and public servants in the 2G spectrum scam and the CWG scam. He also finalized the long pending Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.

However, upon his retirement, it was revealed in an income tax evasion probe against Qureshi that he and former agency chief regularly interacted “on daily basis” on Blackberry Messenger (BBM) platform.

The government had, in fact, informed the Supreme Court in 2014 that there were “astonishing state of affairs” between former CBI director AP Singh and meat exporter Moin Qureshi.