SC order on whistleblowers' identity raises possibility of tussle
Monday's SC directive asking for the identity of "whistleblowers" who provided CBI chief Ranjit Sinha's visitors' log to lawyer Prashant Bhushan raises the possibility of an inter-agency or an intra-CBI fight and has implications for whistleblowing, say legal experts and security officials. Lawyers following the case also said that, prime facie, Monday's proceedings in the apex court appeared to have gone in favour of the embattled CBI chief. The court will continue hearing the case on September 22. A Supreme Court bench comprising Justices HL Dattu and SA Bobde on Monday asked Bhushan, who's representing the petitioner Centre for Public Interest Litigation against Sinha, to reveal the names of the "whistleblowers" in a "sealed cover".
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