Name officers who will scan Radia tapes: SC

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday sought the names of officers of the CBI, Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate who would scan the transcripts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's telephone intercepts.

The investigators would ascertain if there was anything in the transcripts that attracted action under law.

The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya asked Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval to give the names of five Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers who would go through the transcripts and prepare subject-wise, ministry-wise and time-wise reports for the consideration of the court.

The court also asked Raval to give names of the officers from the Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate who would be involved in the exercise.

The court said it would pass its order on setting up of the team Feb 21.

The court was hearing an NGO's plea seeking a direction to make the contents of the transcripts public.

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