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SC wants original Radia tap orders

The SC on Thursday refused to hear the Centre's response to Ratan Tata's claim that it was lax in fixing responsibility of those who leaked the transcripts of the Radia tapes.

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2013 00:40 IST
HT Correspondent

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the Centre's response to Ratan Tata's claim that it was lax in fixing responsibility of those who leaked the transcripts of the Niira Radia tapes after the government failed to produce original records of authorisation of surveillance.

A bench headed by justice GS Sinvi directed the Centre to bring the original records of the tapped conversations on August 27. It also asked for records of the home ministry and minutes of the review committee which allowed interception of Radia's telephone in 2008-09.

"First you produce the records. We are not hearing you now," the bench said when additional solicitor general PP Malhotra requested the court to be heard. It also slammed the Centre for placing samples of government orders in which had discrepancies.