CBI seeks SC’s permission to register fresh FIR

NEW DELHI, Apr 20:
The CBI today sought the permission of the Supreme Court to register a fresh FIR to probe the alleged incident of interference with the 2G spectrum scam case in which an attempt was made by existing accused to cover up the role of an individual of a company.
A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra posted the issue for hearing on April 30 after senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, made the submission in this regard.
Venugopal, who filed the fresh status report in a sealed cover about the progress made by the CBI in the investigation in the scam, read out a portion of it and said that an audio tape has been made available to the agency and its authenticity has been verified that the person associated with the company allegedly tried to make an offer of bribe.
Venugopal said that several offences including those under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), 193 (to give false evidence), 201 (destruction of evidence), 465(forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 486 (selling goods marked with counterfeit property mark) of IPC are made out against the persons who allegedly indulged in the incident.
He said that the fresh FIR would be in addition to the offences already committed by the same persons, accused in the 2G scam and facing trial.
“All these persons are already accused in the scam”, Venugopal said, referring to the contents of the audio recording in which there is reference to the alleged cover up of an individual of a company.
The bench wanted to know from CBI if it can permit the registration of FIR without hearing the persons against whom investigation has to be carried out.
Venugopal said, “We want to lodge a new FIR for further investigation against the existing accused persons.” (PTI)


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