The CBI on Saturday filed a fresh perjury plea against lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal and their NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), accusing them of intentionally making false statements against the agency’s director Ranjit Sinha before the Supreme Court.
In its latest plea, the CBI alleged that the two lawyers and the NGO had been "making deliberate and false statements on oath and before the Supreme Court" in the 2G case.
Earlier, the probe agency had moved a similar application before the top court against the Bhushan and Jaiswal for allegedly making "deliberate and intentional false statements on oath" relating to investigations into the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
Maintaining that the statements were "punishable under various sections of IPC including Section 193", the CBI sought a direction to lodge a case of perjury against them.
The agency pointed out that the NGO had on affidavit said that Bhushan got a copy of the entry register from a reliable source but orally he told that court that some unknown person had given it to him.
Accusing Sinha of meeting many people facing probe in the 2G scam case, CPIL has requested the SC to issue a direction to Sinha not to supervise the probe. A similar plea has also been filed in coal scam probe by another NGO represented by Bhushan.