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Black money: SC reserves its order on Centre’s review petition

New Delhi, Sep 1, The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on the review petition filed by the Centre against its earlier order constituting an SIT headed by a retired apex court judge in the black money case.

A bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir and S S Nijjar fixed September 20 for delivery of the order on the government petition.

A bench comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy(since retired) and S S Nijjar had appointed SIT to be headed by two former Supreme Court Judges namely Justice B P Jeevan Reddy as Chairman and Justice M B Shah as Vice-Chairman since the Court was not satisfied with the investigation by the Enforcement Directorate in the case.

The apex court reserved its verdict today after hearing all the parties, including government and counsel for the petitioners.

Attorney General of India G E Vahanwati appeared for the Centre and senior counsel Mr Anil Diwan appeared for the petitioner Mr Ram Jethmalani and former Punjab police chief Julio F Ribeiro.

The Centre has contended that the order constituting SIT is illegal as investigation is the job of the investigating agency set up under the relevant statutes.

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