Authorities ordered the CBI probe after it surfaced that gold seized from smugglers mysteriously disappeared from customs vaults at IGI Airport.
According to the CBI sources ED is working more on assumptions rather than solid evidences in the Kingfisher case. This will weaken a foolproof case against Mallya when it reaches the court.
“This is one of the rare cases where CBI officials were attacked at a central government office. This shows how deep rooted corruption is,” the official said.
The CBI has closed its Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in a coal block allocation case against Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) in which it had “examined” former PM Manmohan Singh last year, highly placed sources said.