Mining companies on the hook include Tata Steel, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd, Indrani Patnaik, Rungta Mines, Serajuddin & Company.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
Senior counsel for the petitioners Prashant Bhushan says that they will file a fresh affidavit with more documents.