SC directs Director General, Income Tax to submit Radia tapes in 2 months time
6.9.2012 (UNI) The Supreme Court today directed Director General, Income Tax to submit the transcripts of all 5,800 conversation tapes in Niira Radia case and produce it before the court within two months.
A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhay is hearing the petition filed by leading industrialist Ratan Tata alleging that the leakage of his secret conversation with corporate consultant Niira Radia, to the media amounted to violation of his right to privacy.
According to the petitioner, conversation tapes were leaked to the media by the government.
IT department has, however, denied the allegation and the government has submitted before the Supreme Court that no government agency or official was involved in the leakage of the conversation tapes.
The apex court is not satisfied with the report submitted by the IT department.
Tapes contained the secret conversations of Niira Radia with top politicians, journalists, industrialists etc. UNI