Niira Radia tape: SC holds in-camera hearing

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Supreme Court Wednesday held an in-camera hearing into certain crucial aspects of the Niira Radias tape and action taken by the government. An apex court bench headed by Justice G.S.Singhvi held the in-camera hearing at which only Additional Solicitors General L. Nageshwar Rao and Paras Kuhat, representing the government, were present. The in-camera hearing lasted… Read more »

SC fumes at government in Radia case

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“It is very unfortunate that government of India’s counsel is not able to render effective assistance (to the court),” said an apex court bench of Justice G S Singhvi and Justice K S Radhakrishnan, hauling up the counsel for not bringing the case records. As Additional Solicitor General P P Malhotra sought to make a… Read more »

Balance public interest, right to privacy, Tata tells SC

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Former Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata Wednesday appeared in the Supreme Court and said that while ordering electronic surveillance on citizens allegedly under cloud, the government must strike a balance between public interest and the right to privacy. “The government has to balance two pivotal dimensions – public interest and privacy of the citizens” while… Read more »

SC asks why agencies sat over Radia tapes

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The Supreme Court Wednesday wondered why the agencies that knew about instances of illegalities that surfaced in former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s tapped phone calls in 2009 did not act for four years. The court’s observation came as it perused the files of the Income Tax Department relating to Radia tapes that gave details of… Read more »

SC notice to Unitech MD on CBI plea to axe bail

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The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Unitech Ltd managing director Sanjay Chandra on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of his bail for allegedly influencing public prosecutor A.K. Singh in the 2G case. The apex court had Nov 23, 2011 granted bail to Chandra, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in irregularities in securing a 2G licence. An apex court… Read more »

Some aspects in Radia phone tapes uncomfortable: SC

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The Supreme Court Wednesday said many things in the tapped phone call transcripts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia were uncomfortable and the CBI said certain aspects in them required probe. “The CBI has drawn several conclusions and tentative inferences highlighting many things in this meticulous transcripts. Many things are uncomfortable in it,” said the… Read more »

SC asks states about obstacles in police reforms

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The Supreme Court Wednesday gave another opportunity to the states to apprise it about the legal hurdles they faced in implementing the police reforms it directed in 2006. “State government are being given seven days to point out difficulties in the implementation of direction given by it in 2006. Article 309 or any other legislation… Read more »

Can’t allow fresh CBI witnesses in 2G, Reliance Telecom tells SC

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Reliance Telecom Monday told the Supreme Court that the trial court for 2G cases could not have given a nod to the CBI to line up fresh witnesses to cover up the lacunae in its case thereby sending for a toss more than two years of proceedings held so far. “This is nothing more than a helping hand that 2G… Read more »

Sanjay Dutt’s hope of leaving jail dashed

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s last hope of leaving the jail were dashed Tuesday as the Supreme Court refused to revisit its March 21 verdict upholding his conviction under the Arms Act and the five-year jail sentence. The actor who surrendered May 16 to serve a three and a half years’ jail term, remaining out of… Read more »

SC frowns upon non-recovery of railway loss due to stir

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The Supreme Court Monday frowned upon the central government for not doing anything to recover nearly Rs.30 crore loss suffered by the railways during a blockade by a community in Haryana in 2011. The court also moaned that there was a culture in the country to commit atrocities on the weak and the poor. Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice V. Gopala… Read more »