Niira Radia tapes have not been linked to any crimes, the CBI informs the Supreme Court.

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    The CBI opened 14 preliminary investigations (PEs) into the Niira Radia tapes to look into any potential offences that may have come up during conversations between the corporate lobbyist and notable people and corporations. Later, these cases were closed due to inadequate evidence.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that no criminality had been discovered as a result of an investigation into the recorded conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with a variety of politicians, industrialists, and government officials.

    Aishwarya Bhati, additional solicitor general for the CBI, informed the court’s bench about a sealed cover report the agency submitted in 2015 regarding the findings of the court-ordered investigation. The bench was presided over by justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud. All these years, the court never addressed the issue.

    “The investigation turned up nothing illegal. The results of the investigation have also been forwarded to the relevant departments, according to Bhati’s submission before the bench, which also included justices PS Narasimha and Hima Kohli.Before the court takes up the case in October, CBI is anticipated to file the most recent status report.

    The Center for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), an NGO, demanded that all of the tapes be made public and that an investigation be conducted into them. Over 5,800 taped conversations of Radia’s were initially intercepted by the government between 2008 and 2009 as part of an investigation into tax evasion. In October 2013, the top court ordered CBI to look into 14 issues that the agency had discovered.

    The CBI opened 14 preliminary investigations (PEs) into the case to look into potential offences that may have come up during conversations between the corporate lobbyist and notable people and businesses. Currently, all cases are closed due to a lack of sufficient evidence.The Supreme Court stated when requesting an investigation in 2013 that the conversations “indicate the deep-rooted malice by private enterprises in connivance with government officials and others for extraneous purposes.” Interested parties have obtained gains from officials and others that imply that private parties are using corrupt methods to extract gains.