CPIL seeks revelation of all Radia tapes

CPIL seeks revelation of all Radia tapes

New Delhi: The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking all 5851 call recordings of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s phone lines to be made public.

The Supreme Court took cognizance of the public interest litigation and issued notice to the home ministry in the Union government.

The Income Tax department had in 2008 and 2009 tapped Radia’s phone lines on suspicions of tax evasion.

Thus far some of the tapes have reached the public domain in two tranches - first by Open and Outlook magazines, and a second batch again by Outlook.

The tapes have revealed Radia’s involvement in matters of public interest such as allocation of natural resources, media manipulation and formation of the union cabinet.