Advocate Prashant Bhushan and NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation have told the Supreme Court that they are “ready to be prosecuted” if the information given by them regarding CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s alleged misconduct is proved to be wrong.
During arguments before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, Bhushan asked the court to order an inquiry and take action against the CBI chief for allegedly meeting various accused in cases pertaining to irregularities in 2G and coal blocks allocations and “interfering” in the probe.
“We would face prosecution. I am saying so without looking at them. They must face consequences. They have forfeited the right to defence on the ground that the information was given to him by someone else,” senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Bhushan and the NGO’s secretary Kamini Jaiswal, said.
Sinha’s counsel Vikas Singh in his arguments had submitted that Bhushan must reveal the name of whistleblower who supplied the documents.
Dave however argued that the court can take cognizance of such information without knowing the source.