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Supply transcripts to Deshraj: CBI court

punjab Updated: Oct 24, 2012 00:21 IST
Eileen Singh

CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Tuesday partially allowed the request of counsel of SP (City) Deshraj Singh, arrested in a bribe case, for providing them with a copy of the transcript of recorded conversation dated October 5, 10 and 18 between the accused and the complainant.

The CBI will hand over the transcript on October26.

The CBI public prosecutor initially opposed the decision of providing the transcript along with the pre-trap and the post-trap memos, as the case was at its initial stage. The counsel also argued that the transcript of conversation and memos were to be used for examination of material witnesses, so the same could not be supplied, as the accused may influence or interfere with the investigation of the case.

Defence counsel Vishal Garg Narwana had urged the court on Sunday to direct the CBI to provide them copies of the transcripts of the recorded conversation between the accused Deshraj and complainant Anokh Singh along with the pre-trap and the post-trap memos. Narwana also argued that under Section 50-A CrPC and Article 22 (1) & (2) of the Constitution, the accused had the right to information regarding his arrest.

The judge said when a copy of the FIR had been given to the accused, there were no justifiable reasons to deny him the transcript of the recorded conversation. However, he said since the pre-trap and post-trap memos were not referred to in the FIR, the request by the defence counsel to supply the same was untenable CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Tuesday partially allowed the request of counsel of SP (City) Deshraj Singh, arrested in a bribe case, for providing them with a copy of the transcript of recorded conversation dated October 5, 10 and 18 between the accused and the complainant.