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Aug 28, 2012 at 04:58pm IST

Nira Radia tapes: Government rejects allegations of leaking tapes, pulled up by SC

New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday rejected before the Supreme Court the allegation that the tapped conversation of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia was leaked from its side.

The apex court has, however, expressed displeasure and told the government that the probe report on Radia tape leakage was hardly satisfactory.

The Supreme Court has pulled up the government for not putting in place a mechanism to prevent such leakage of tapped conversation.

The government had last week filed a report in the Supreme Court saying it has been unable to find the source which leaked the tapes containing conversation between corporate lobbyist Nira Radia and others including Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata.

"In a nutshell, the report says it is difficult to find by which source it was leaked," a bench comprising justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya said, after perusing the report filed in a sealed envelope.

The second report by the government on its probe into the leakage of the recorded conversation was filed during the hearing of the petition filed by Ratan Tata seeking inquiry into the incident which he alleged was in violation of his fundamental right to privacy.

(With additional information from PTI)

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