Reveal source of 'Sinha diaries', SC tells Prashant Bhushan
15 September 2014
The Supreme Court today directed advocate Prashant Bhushan to reveal source of information regarding the visitors' list at CBI director Ranjit Sinha's residence which he claims to have obtained, and name the 'whistleblower' in a sealed cover.
Sinha has consistently maintained that the log of visitors at his residence is a forgery, with 90 per cent of the entries forged, although the rest may have been genuine.
The case revolves around allegations that Sinha met at his residence top business honchos whom his agency was investigating in various scams, thereby compromising the CBI investigation. The petitioners, led by advocate and Aam Admi Party leader Bhushan, insist that he be removed from office.
On Saturday, the Central Bureau of Investigation chief had said that Prashant Bhushan could not claim immunity from disclosing the name of the person who provided him the list of visitors, demanding that he reveal his source.
The apex court has directed its registry to keep all the documents and affidavits filed by CBI director in a sealed cover and deposit them with the secretary-general for safe custody.
The Supreme Court has posted the matter for further hearing on 22 September.