under the investigation, the conversations "reflect certain degree of criminality" and cases can be registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The bench asked Kuhad to share the report with another Additional Solicitor General L Nageshwar Rao who was appearing for the Income Tax Department.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation, which has sought making all the recorded conversations public, alleged that CBI was on the verge of closing a case which has found a mention in the tapped talks.
He said despite the fact that there is sufficient evidence that the education of the daughter of a former Director General of Hydrocarbons was funded by a corporate house, the probe agency was trying to close the case.
Bhushan said the investigation into the case should be monitored by the apex court and the entire tapped conversation, barring personal in nature, should be put in public domain so that public spirited persons from civil society can see as to what could be done. (More) PTI SJK AAC RKS
The bench said it would also hear on October 22, the petition filed by former Tata Chief Ratan Tata seeking action against those allegedly responsible for the leakage of the tape and his plea for right to privacy.
The apex court on August 29 had conducted two-hour-long in-camera proceedings in the case for knowing the Centre's stand and perusing "top secret" documents which formed the basis for interception of her calls.
The apex court had decided on in-camera hearing after it found that many controversial and sensitive information and names of people figure in the various reports disclosure of which in public domain could harm national interest and could tarnish the image of people till they were established.
The conversations were recorded as part of surveillance of Radia's phone on a complaint to the Finance Minister on November 16, 2007 alleging that within a span of nine years she had built up a business empire worth Rs 300 crore.
The government had recorded 180 days of Radia's conversations--first from August 20, 2008 onwards for 60 days