The apex court was hearing a plea filed by lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan seeking a Special Investigation Team to probe politically sensitive Sahara-Birla diary case
There will be no probe by a Special Investigation Team into the politically sensitive Sahara diaries case - which involves alleged bribes paid to politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister -- the Supreme Court has said. The top court has said there is not enough evidence in the case.
The Supreme Court has shown a clear disinclination in admitting Bhushan's plea, citing weak evidence provided by him in the case.
Earlier too, a Constitution bench headed by the then Chief Justice of India had observed that the evidence provided by Bhushan in the case was inadequate and had given the petitioner time to provide more evidence. Bhushan had then produced some internal reports of the Income Tax Department on the alleged graft case, however, that too could not stand the top court's scrutiny.