The Supreme Court has said that Special Investigation Team will not probe into the politically sensitive Sahara diaries case that involves alleged bribe paid to political personalities including PM Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister. There is not enough evidence in the case as accorded by the top court.
The court said that no investigation can be carried out on the basis of this inadmissible evidence and the constitution functionaries do not work like that. This is unsafe for Democracy.
On November 14, the court had said that the investigation can’t be carries due to lack of enough evidence. A fresh affidavit was filed by lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan and another hearing took place today.
A First Information Report should be filed against the people named in the case and the investigation would bring out the truth, Mr Prashant Bhushan said.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued that there is no evidence to prove that corporate houses paid Mr Modi. He said that if such documents will be taken for granted, then nobody will be safe in the country.
The Central Bureau of Investigation and the Income Tax department seized the ‘Sahara diaries’ during raids on Sahara-Birla offices in 2013 and 2014. It contained details of politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi while he was Gujarat Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit who were allegedly bribed.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of "personal corruption" and proved his point by raising the issue of ‘Sahara Diaries’. But here we have the latest reports according to which Special Investigation Team will not probe into the Sahara diaries as per the orders of Supreme Court.