Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear the plea to probe alleged pay offs to politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi as disclosed by docs seized in Sahara/Birla IT raids.
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan had moved the apex court. The apex court will hear the matter on Friday, later this week.
Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday last week had shaken the corridors of power in the national capital with his sensational allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had accepted crores of black money in bribe during his time as Gujarat chief minister.
Among the documents presented by Kejriwal to substantiate his allegations were the appraisal report of the Income Tax authorities, who had conducted raids at the offices of Aditya Birla Group and Sahara Group in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
According to the appraisal report, Aditya Birla Group had allegedly paid Modi a bribe of Rs 25 crore.
Speaking during an emergency session of the Delhi assembly, Kejriwal had said, “This is for the first time in independent India that a prime minister’s name has cropped up in the list of black money.”
Documents exclusively accessed by Janta Ka Reporter had later revealed how entries stated by Sahara talked about making payments of Rss 40.1 rore to ‘Modi ji’/’CM Gujarat’ along with Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh chief ministers.
Bhushan had also alleged that the decision to announce demonetisation was taken largely to defelect the attention from the bribery scandal.
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