MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Bombay High court, on Monday, that forensic analysis did not confirm the role of Manish Mhase, accused of accepting a bribe of Rs 30 lakh for getting a favorable order from the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission.
The CBI told the court that the telephone conversations between the accused and the complainant have not matched to Ms Mhase’s voice sample. Basing its case on a telephonic conversation, CBI had arrested Manisha, daughter of retired high court judge and chairperson of the Maharashtra Consumer Redressal Forum S B Mhase and two others for accepting a brie to get a favourable judgement from the forum.
“No person has the right to take bribe in the name of judges. It is bad in nature. The judiciary system is getting polluted by such persons,” a division bench of Justices P B Majmudar and R D Dhanuka said while hearing public interest litigation, seeking court supervision in the matter.
“We have sought a second report from the forensic lab. Investigations are almost over and a chargesheet would be filed in eight weeks,” CBI lawyer S S Shinde told the court. The court has directed the petitioner to approach the Bar Council within four weeks and asked the Bar Council to investigate into the allegations independently.