Radia tapes: SC directs CBI inquiry into 14 issues
The Supreme Court (SC) ordered police on Thursday to probe 14 cases of alleged collusion between corporate executives and top bureaucrats in the latest corruption scandal to shake the Indian government.
The cases came to light from tapped phone calls between former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with unidentified business executives and government bureaucrats, the federal police agency told the court in a report.
Examination of “the telephonic conversations suggest corrupt means being adopted by private parties to extract gains”, the court said.
The court said the conversations suggested “collusion between government officials and private enterprises” and ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe further.