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We Find Nothing In Your Application Against WB Govt, SC Tells CBI

The top court said all material or evidence has to be placed before it by means of affidavit.

The Supreme Court  declined the plea to hear in Monday afternoon post-lunch sessions, the two applications moved by the CBI alleging destruction of electronic evidence related to the Saradha chit fund scam case by the Kolkata Police commissioner.

The top court will hear the probe agency’s applications on Tuesday. The applications accusing Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence related to the case and him of indulging in contempt of court was mentioned by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjeev Khanna.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had reportedly argued that “There are some extraordinary circumstances…We apprehend that electronic evidence might be destroyed,”  reported Bar & Bench. 

CJI Gogoi reportedly said, ““We have gone through your interim application, there is nothing in it (on destruction of evidence).”

The bench said it is open for the solicitor general or any other party to lay before the court any material or evidence to show that any West Bengal authority or police official is planning or trying to destroy evidence related to the case.

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(With PTI inputs)

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