The CBI on Monday placed a fresh report before the Supreme Court on the citizenship of former Congress MP from Assam, Mani Kumar Subba, whose nationality has come under a cloud after an initial probe alleged that he obtained his birth certificate in a fraudulent manner.
The report filed in a sealed cover relates to the examination of objections raised by Subba in his affidavit to the initial findings by the investigating agency which had rejected his claim that he was born in West Bengal's Silguri district.
The Congress leader, who failed to retain the Lok Sabha seat from Tezpur, had raised objections to the verification report filed by the CBI on December 10, 2007 on his nationality.
The apex court in January had allowed his plea that the agency should further probe the matter as three certificates have been procured from Nepal to question his citizenship.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam took on record the report filed by the CBI and said any further directions could be passed after going through it.
"Let us see the report first," the Bench said after it was placed by advocate Satyakam, who appeared for the CBI.
The Bench refused to give the copy of report to the other counsel appearing in the matter.