New Delhi: Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, in an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Thursday, refused to disclose the identity of the whistleblower in the case against CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the 2G spectrum scam. Mr Bhushan said revealing the name of the person who provided many documents and the “purported” visitors’ logbook at the CBI chief’s residence could endanger many lives. The court had asked him to reveal the name in a sealed cover.
Another NGO, Common Cause, moved the court on Thursday seeking a direction to the Centre to apprise it on the progress made by the income-tax department in its probe against Delhi-based meat exporter Akhtar Qureshi, whose name reportedly figured in the logbook at the CBI chief’s residence.
Appearing for the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, Mr Bhushan said the allegations against the CBI director could be independently verified by special prosecutor Anand Grover. He also said the CBI director had himself admitted to meeting these people.
Mr Bhushan in his earlier affidavit before the SC had alleged that several accused and officials of suspected companies in the 2G scam and other cases have been frequent visitors to Mr Sinha’s residence.