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SC pulls up government for its report on Nira Radia conversation leak


August 29, 2012 - New Delhi

The Supreme Court has asked the government as to why no action has been taken against Nira Radia after her phone was tapped by the authorities. The court also pulled up the government for not placing the original documents before it in the phone tapping case. The court has asked the government to furnish all the records relating to the phone tapping of Nira Radia by today.

Government rejects suggestions that it is responsible for the conversations leak

The government has submitted a report to the Supreme Court yesterday. In the report, the government rejected suggestions that the leak of the taped conversations happened from its side. The court expressed displeasure on the report submitted by the government and said, "The moment you say leakage is not from your side, from where it has taken place? Who is responsible? Your report is hardly satisfactory."

Industrialist Ratan Tata filed a petition before the Supreme Court on August 22 for a copy of the report submitted by the government explaining how the taped conversations were leaked. He alleged that his fundamental right to privacy was violated as his conversations with Radia were leaked.

A report was submitted by the government last week saying that they were unable to find the source that leaked the taped conversations.

Nira Radia's phone was tapped between 2008-2009 by the Income Tax department as part of an investigation into the companies suspected of money laundering and tax evasion.

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