New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed NDTV to produce the original computerised chips and other material used in the BMW sting operation involving senior advocates R.K. Anand and I.U. Khan.
A three-judge bench of Justices B.N. Aggrawal, G.S. Singhvi and Aftab Alam passed the direction after senior counsel Altaf Ahmed appearing for Mr. Anand submitted that the alleged tapes showing the sting operation were doctored and edited to implicate him and Mr. Khan.
The sting operation was linked to the the BMW hit-and-run case in which Mr. Anand had appeared as the defence counsel and Mr. Khan had appeared as public prosecutor. The expose hinted towards a collusion between the two to influence witness Sunil Kulkarni.
Mr. Anand argued in the apex court that the High Court did not grant any opportunity to the defence to cross-examine the reporter of the channel who conducted the sting operation. -- PTI