No mean feat. They questioned at last.
It seems the premier investigating agency woke up (presumably after enjoying its festivities) on the eve of festive season.
Not too long back, they questioned Niira Radia after a sizable pause.
With these developments, at least for the sake of argument they did act.
But is that enough? Is their pace of action justified? Are they alone to be blamed for this? Or have the law brokers outnumbered the watchdogs?
A report by DNA in April 2010 said CBI has 9000 cases pending in various courts across country.
Another report few days back in The Hindu pointed that despite CBI’s plea to remove Kalmadi and his lieutenant Lalit Bhanot be removed for they obstructed the probe, but the government claiming to fight corruption said Kalmadi can’t be removed as CNN-IBN reported.
Raja buys time, Kalmadi can’t be removed how bad can be too bad for law enforcing agencies.
Giving those under scanner a lifetime to apparently put things in place and then fighting against the lack of political will shows why there are no results in corruption cases.
At times one wonders when the last time CBI was brought the culprits to justice. It was in January 2010 when it brought culprits in techie Ansu Kuruvilla to justice after four years.
This speeding act of CBI seems to be too little too late, in fact going by the dismal record of the investigation these move don’t hint at looking at improving the score.
Along with catching those culprits, it should also learn to safeguard its site, which was hacked earlier this month.
Wish CBI improves its strike rate. High time some examples are set to install some fear of law in the mind of culprits.