Supreme Court pulls up Amar Singh in phone-tapping case

February 9th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for wasting the court’s time in the telephone-tapping case.

The apex court’s observation came after Singh withdrew accusations against the Congress over intercepting his phone calls.

The court reprimanding Amar Singh said: “Look at the way the court is treated. Is it appropriate for this court to spend hours together on your petition based on your fabricated evidence. Why should the court interfere for a person who himself is not clean?”

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represented Singh in court, said his client was satisfied with Delhi Police investigations into the case and hence wanted to withdraw the case.

“Court is the victim of your affidavit because it initiated an action against your petition. This case has been engaging the court for the last four years,” the court taking serious note of the developments added.

Earlier on February 3, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to disclose action taken against then service provider Reliance Infocomm for the unauthorized tab on the politician’s phone.

A bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly asked attorney general G E Vahanvati to specify action taken against Reliance Infocomm since the Centre issued the service provider a showcause notice on December 31, 2005, for allowing interception on a forged letter from Delhi Police. The court had in 2006 stayed publication of Singh’s illegally intercepted conversations.

Singh had sought a judicial probe into the practice of ruling parties to unauthorisedly intercept opposition leaders’ telephones and had made Congress and Reliance Infocomm respondents in his petition. (ANI)

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