Supreme Court dismisses probe into Sahara-Birla Diaries
11 Jan, Delhi: Supreme Court of India on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by Prashant Bhushan on behalf of an NGO seeking probe into the Income Tax raids on Sahara and Birla in which certain politicians name had come up.
This was the same documents which Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal used in Delhi assembly and public rallies to defame Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking a cue from Kejriwal, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also used the same documents alleging Modi of accepting kickbacks when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Hearing the plea, Supreme court said “that there are not enough evidences to order for an inquiry.” The apex court, while dismissing the plea, said that there was no conclusive evidence in it.
‘Common Cause’, an NGO, had filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking a court- monitored SIT investigation into the raids on two business houses in 2013-14 after which bribery allegations have been made against against politicians including Narendra Modi, Sheila Dixit and Salman Khurshid among others.
More to follow.