Thursday, September 1, 2011

SC cited wrong case law to justify black money SIT: Govt

A 209-page compilation of case laws placed on record by the government argues that Justice B Sudershan Reddy may have relied on the wrong case laws to form his decision to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the black money case.
In fact, the government says that the “four” precedents cited by Justice Reddy say the exact opposite, and, indeed, reject the idea of courts setting up SITs.
Attorney General G E Vahanvati today told a bench led by Justice Altamas Kabir that the “four” case laws in paragraph 48 of the July 4 order, in fact, contradict Justice Reddy’s decision to form a SIT in the black money case.
The government is seeking a recall of Justice Reddy’s direction to form a SIT which includes as one of its members the chief of the country’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing. All members are supposed to report to two retired Supreme Court judges in their endeavour to investigate and track down all black money transactions and pending cases both in India and abroad.

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