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Amar petitions SC for judicial inquiry

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh today filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court, seeking a judicial inquiry in the phone tapping case. The petition will be mentioned tomorrow for getting it listed for early hearing.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 01:21 IST

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Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh today filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court, seeking a judicial inquiry in the phone tapping case.

The petition will be mentioned tomorrow for getting it listed for early hearing.

Singh has made the Congress a party to the writ. He has contended that he did not have faith in this CBI or police investigation and it was his fundamental right to have free and fair investigation into the matter.

He had earlier filed an interim application seeking similar relief which is still pending in the court.

Meanwhile, a top Reliance Industries official was interrogated by the Delhi Police in connection with Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's phone-tapping case.

Gopal Balasubramanium, a group president of Reliance Industries, whose name figured during the interrogation of some persons in the case, was questioned by a team of Delhi Police on Saturday, police sources said here.

They said there was no case against the Reliance official and he was summoned as his name had figured during the interrogation of some persons in the case, including that of Flex Industries Chairman Ashok Chaturvedi.

Continuing his offensive against the Centre, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday alleged senior officials of Union Ministry of Home Affairs had issued orders for tapping phones of Samajwadi Party leaders.

He rejected the Union Home Minister's contention that the letters to this effect, purportedly of the Delhi Principal Secretary (Home) and the Joint Commissioner of Police, were 'forged'.

Addressing a public meeting at Narmal School ground where he laid foundation stones of a number of development projects worth Rs 174 crore for Gorakhpur, Yadav said he was ready to produce the letters in court if need be to prove they were 'genuine' and alleged that Central agencies like Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing had carried out the tapping at the behest of the UPA government at the Centre.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 01:21 IST