New Delhi: In a significant disclosure, the Union government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Radia tapes broadcast by media organisations were tampered with and the government agencies were not responsible for its leakage.
Placing a confidential report in a sealed envelope before a bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi, the government said there were eight to ten agencies, including service providers, involved in the tapping of telephonic conversation of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.
The bench went through a few initial pages of the report which stated there was tampering with the conversations which were released by media.
The report says the starting and the end point of the conversation do not match with the original tapes, Justice Singhvi said referring to the report.
He said the report also says that officers, who had conducted the probe, do not know who has leaked it.
"It is quite possible that someone else has done it," the bench said.