Sahara-Birla Diaries: Not enough evidence to order probe, observes SC
By NewsX Bureau
| Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 17:58
New Delhi: In a massive relief to PM Modi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking probe into Sahara-Birla diary case.
The hearing was conducted following a fresh affidavit by lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan. During the hearing, the apex court observed that there was not enough evidence to order a probe into the case.
"If we were to order investigation on the basis of material with no evidentiary value, it would be difficult for constitutional functionaries to function, which would not be safe for the democracy," said the court.
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The "Sahara diaries" are a collection of papers and computer print-outs found in raids from Sahara offices in 2014. The diaries carried names of politicians from different parties, along with amounts paid to them as bribes. The list included the names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while he was Gujarat Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.
The opposition including Congress and AAP had recently launched an attack on PM Modi asking him to come out clean on the matter.