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Fresh court spotlight on Radia tapes.

IN what could spell trouble for those who allegedly discussed illegal transactions over phone with corporate lobbyist Nira Radia, the Supreme Court is set to go through some of the transcripts of the intercepted conversations and decide on further course of action.

A bench presided over by Justice G. S. Singhvi on Tuesday posted the matter for consideration on January 22 after 38 sealed packets containing the transcripts were submitted before the court.

The bench is likely to go through some of the transcripts before hearing various parties concerned on the next date of hearing. As many as 10 packets were already with the court, taking the total to 48.

The Centre for Public Interest Litigation, which has filed a petition seeking action on the basis of revelations and disclosure of transcripts other than of those conversations which are personal in nature, requested the court to appoint an independent team or an amicus to go through the voluminous files to see if they revealed commission of offences.

Counsel for Ratan N Tata, who has filed a petition alleging violation of privacy with the leak of the tapes, opposed scrutiny of the conversations on the ground of privacy.

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Date:Jan 9, 2013
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