• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

SC notice to centre, Essar on babu-corporates nexus

By Ians
|

New Delhi, March 23: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre, the CBI and Essar on a PIL seeking a probe into the high-level political-bureaucrat-corporate nexus exposed in e-mail leaks wherein a corporate house allegedly granted favour to ministers and bureaucrats for promoting its business.

An apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R. Banumathi issued notice on the plea by the NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking an SIT or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the nexus wherein Essar allegedly gave gifts and other favours to promote its business interests.

SC notice to centre, Essar on babu-corporates nexus.
The notice is returnable in six weeks.

Before issuing the notice, the court inquired from CPIL counsel Prashant Bhushan about the source of his information.

As Bhushan described the source as a whistleblower, the court asked him if he could disclose the source to the court in a sealed cover.

Bhushan told the court that the whistleblower, a former Essar employee, was already being threatened and the police had visited him without any reason.

IANS

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more