Radia tapes not confined to 2G: SC

The court reiterated that the tapped conversations also brought out various issues pertaining to national security.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published:October 5, 2013 1:07 am

Describing the issues involved in the Niira Radia tapes as “extremely serious”,the Supreme Court Friday said it will pass certain orders on October 8 on the tapped conversations,demonstrating elements of criminality.

A Bench of justices G S Singhvi and V Gopal Gowda said the court may issue necessary directives to enable probe agencies carry out their investigation in respect of conversations where criminality was prima facie made out.

“Cases may be referred to the CBI as all of those are under the Prevention of Corruption Act. They are throwing light on different areas altogether. It is not confined to spectrum (2G) only,” it said.

The court said this as Additional Solicitor General Paras Kuhad pointed out that some of the transcribed conversations reflected certain degree of criminality and cases could hence be registered under relevant provisions of law.

The court reiterated that the tapped conversations also brought out various issues pertaining to national security.

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