Premature disclosure of CAG report: RS privileges committee summons Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi: The Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha has summoned lawyer Prashant Bhushan to appear before it on 10 February in connection with a breach of privilege notice against him for the alleged premature disclosure of a CAG report on allocation of D6 Block in KG Basin.

Prashant Bhushan. PTI

Prashant Bhushan. PTI

In a communication to Bhushan, a Supreme Court lawyer and a leader of the outfit, Swaraj Abhiyan, Deputy Director of Rajya Sabha, Vijay Kumar, has asked him to appear in person before the Committee of Privileges headed by Congress MP PJ Kurien.

The committee, which had met on 6 October, 2015 to discuss the matter, decided to summon him to hear his defence.

A privilege notice was given by JD-U MP KC Tyagi in this matter on 1 July, 2014.

In the letter to Bhushan, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat says "the Committee of Privileges is presently seized of a matter of breach of privilege of the House arising out of the alleged premature disclosure of a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India pertaining to the allocation of D6 Block in KG basin to the Reliance Group in the press before the same was laid on the table of the House".

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 04, 2016 18:47 PM

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