'No judge is accused in UP PF scam'
CJI K G Balakrishnan says that there is no case registered against any judge as an accused in the multi-crore rupee UP Provident Fund scam in which names of 34 members of judiciary have cropped up.delhi Updated: Sep 25, 2008 21:04 IST
Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Thursday said there was no case registered against any judge as an accused in the multi-crore rupee Uttar Pradesh Provident Fund scam in which names of 34 members of judiciary, including a Supreme Court judge, have cropped up.
"So far not a single judge is accused. Not a single judge is there to my knowledge against whom a case is registered," the CJI said when asked about the involvement of an apex court judge and judges from the Allahabad High Court in the scam, the investigation of which was handed over to the CBI on Tuesday.
He said the then investigation officer of Uttar Pradesh Police had sought his sanction for recording the statements of some of them under section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) as required during the probe.
"I allowed it," he said during his interaction with apex court legal correspondents and added that one of the allegations was about the alleged fake bills in the names of the employees of Ghaziabad treasury.