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Amar Singh tapes should be made public: Bhushan

Amar Singh tapes should be made public: Bhushan
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First Published: Fri, Feb 11 2011. 10 07 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Feb 11 2011. 10 07 PM IST
New Delhi: Lawyer Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court that call recordings of rebel Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh should be made public as he believes they contain material which involves public functionaries misusing their offices.
Although the recordings were made illegally, Bhushan said they should be released if they contained information in the public interest.
Singh had obtained an injunction against the publication of recordings. Bhushan said he had listened to the tapes and that the conversations involved former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Pradesh, industrialist Anil Ambani and public officials.
Singh’s phone was intercepted by Reliance Infocomm (owned by Anil Ambani) on the basis of forged documents which were purported orders of the Delhi Police. The apex court also observed that R-Com should have taken more precautions before allowing the interception since the forged order papers were full of mistakes.
nikhil.k@livemint.com
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First Published: Fri, Feb 11 2011. 10 07 PM IST