SC Agrees To Look Into Allegation Against Journalist

New Delhi, May 5: The Supreme Court today agreed to look into the issue of a journalist allegedly trying to influence the probe by the Enforcement Directorate in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.A bench of
sc agrees to look into allegation against...
PTI May 05, 2011 21:57 IST

New Delhi, May 5: The Supreme Court today agreed to look into the issue of a journalist allegedly trying to influence the probe by the Enforcement Directorate in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

A bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly asked the petitioner, the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, to file all documents on this aspect after it was alleged that Upendra Rai, director (News) Sahara News Network, had tried to bribe one of the ED officers to get favour for corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner brought to the notice of the apex court that Rai had allegedly met an Assistant Director of ED and offered him Rs two crore as bribe for getting favour for Radia who has been under the scanner of various government agencies.

He also placed a letter written by the officer to Deputy Director of ED informing him about the incident which took place in October last.

Urging the court to intervene in the matter, Bhushan alleged that the department has failed to take timely action in the matter and six months have already passed. 

The CBI, however, informed the bench that a case has been registered on a complaint by ED which had asked it to probe the incident claiming that Rai, working as director (News) Sahara News Network, had approached one of its officers.

The court after hearing arguments asked the petitioner to place before it all the documents including the letters and the case was posted for further hearing on May 13. PTI

 
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