New Delhi: Replying to a RTI petition, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has revealed that they have received two complaints against former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan.

Replying to an application filed by the RTI activist Subhash Agrawal, the premier investigation agency revealed that the Chennai branch of Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) has received two complaints against the former CJI Balakrishnan, at least one of which raises corruption charges against the former CJI. The content of the second complaint has not been yet revealed.

The RTI petition had sought details on cases registered and pending before the CBI against retired Supreme Court and High Court judges.

While one of the complaints has been forwarded to the CBI headquarters in New Delhi for further action, the CBI refused to give any further details on the documents related to the first complaint under Section 8 (1) of the RTI Act.

The revelations came even when Balakrishnan faces charges of his kith and kin amassing assets disproportionate to their assets.

Meanwhile, the agency distanced itself from the complaint filed against former CJI YK Sabharwal. 

CBI said that they had sent a complaint filed by the senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on November 26, 2007 to the Central Vigilance Commission. However, the CBI refused to share any information in that regard.

JPN/Bureau