2G case: SC agrees to hear plea against disclosing whistleblower’s identity

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Prashant Bhushan’s plea urging the court to recall its order directing disclosure of the name of whistleblower who revealed details of visitors’ dairy at CBI chief’s official residence.

Prashant Bhushan, who had moved an application on behalf of NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation seeking withdrawal of SC’s prior order, tendered an unconditional apology for inability to reveal the name of the whistleblower.

The top court has sought the assistance of special public prosecutor Anand Grover in the case and said, “The view of SPP has to be considered as any order by us would have ramification in 2G cases.”

During the hearing, CBI director’s counsel made personal corruption allegations against Prashant Bhushan but the court refused to take it into account.

CBI director Ranjit sinha told the apex court that there had been no interference in any of the cases probed by the investigating agency.

Insisting on revealing the identity of whistleblower, Ranjit Sinha’s counsel said, “Identity of the mole must be disclosed before apex court hears the case further.”

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