A fresh public interest litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre to release all the 5,800 taped conversations of Niira Radia into the public domain has been filed before the Supreme Court.
Filed by an NGO, Centre for Public Interest and Litigation (CPIL), the petition raised pertinent question related to the citizen’s ‘right to know’ that has become of paramount concern after the Right to Information Act was introduced in 2005.
The PIL is a counter-petition to the one filed by business man Ratan Tata who has sought an inquiry into the alleged leaks of the taped conversation between Radia and himself. It would come up for a hearing on Monday before a bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi.
It was on CPIL’s petition that the same bench had earlier ordered a court-monitored CBI inquiry into the 2G scam. The NGO has already filed an intervention application in the Tata matter to oppose his prayer.