New Delhi: Supreme Court rejects plea for Special Investigation Team probe against PM, others in Sahara-Birla Diaries Case.
Modi Gets Relief In Sahara Diaries Case Supreme Court rejects plea for Special Investigation Team probe against PM, others in Sahara-Birla Diaries Case.
Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the PIL seeking a thorough probe into the Sahara-Birla papers that had named a list of political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The PIL was filed by Common Cause and Swaraj Abhiyan, the political party headed by Yogendra Yadav. The court said such documents cannot be considered legal evidence.
A case pertaining to the Sahara and Birla diaries filed by Prashant Bhushan is already pending before the Supreme Court seeking a SIT probe into the evidence gathered against the two corporate groups regarding “bribing of politicians”.
The bench hearing the petition had said that it would not order an inquiry on the basis of Income Tax papers relating to raids at Aditya Birla Group and Sahara companies unless there was credible material to suggest illegal payoffs.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had accused Narendra Modi of taking kickbacks from two business groups when he was Gujarat chief minister, citing records from a case which has not made much headway in the Supreme Court.