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Adani-Hindenburg row: SC no to govt's sealed cover names for panel

Apex court says will form expert committee itself to ensure 'full transparency'

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The top court has also made it clear to the petitioners that a ‘sitting’ judge will not be in the committee to examine the issue

Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Centre’s suggestion of giving it in a sealed cover the names of people who would form an expert committee to examine the adverse report by American short-seller Hindenburg Research on the Adani group of companies and its impact on the markets.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud said: “We will select the experts and maintain full transparency. If we take names from the government, it would amount to a government-constituted committee. There has to be full (public) confidence in the committee.”

Meanwhile, the Centre, represented by Solicitor General Tushar

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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 7:00 PM IST

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