SC sets up team to examine Niira Radia tapes
Posted on: 04:20 PM IST Feb 21, 2013
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday set up a six-member team to examine tapes containing conversation of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and others. The team, constituting of five Central Bureau of Investigation officers and one Income Tax officer, has been asked to submit its report within four months.
The Supreme Court had on February 13 sought the names of officers of the CBI, Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate who would scan the transcripts of Radia's telephone intercepts. The investigators would ascertain if there was anything in the transcripts that attracted action under law.
The apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya had asked Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval to give the names of five CBI officers who would go through the transcripts and prepare subject-wise, ministry-wise and time-wise reports for the consideration of the court.
The court had also asked Raval to give names of the officers from the Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate who would be involved in the exercise. The court had said it would pass its order on setting up of the team on February 21. The court was then hearing an NGO's plea seeking a direction to make the contents of the transcripts public.
(With additional information from IANS)