Judge raid case

TheCBI today told the Supreme Court that it had sought permission from a sitting judge of Orissa High Court to "apologise" to him in a matter pertaining to an alleged attempt by its probe team to raid his residence.

  • Published 14.10.17
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New Delhi, Oct. 13 (PTI): TheCBI today told the Supreme Court that it had sought permission from a sitting judge of Orissa High Court to "apologise" to him in a matter pertaining to an alleged attempt by its probe team to raid his residence.

The agency told a bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan that the permission was cancelled as a matter relating to the alleged incident was pending before the high court there.

"We had requested the judge of the high court to grant us permission so that we can apologise to him. But it was cancelled because a matter was pending before the high court," additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, told the bench.

Mehta also claimed that the CBI's team had not gone inside the gate of the residence of the sitting judge. However, the bench observed that it could be a case of "mistaken identity".

The CBI has approached the apex court seeking transfer of the matter pending before the high court. The apex court said that it would hear the matter after the Diwali vacation.

Orissa High Court had recently issued notices to the CBI and the state police on a plea seeking a judicial probe into the incident.

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