India's Supreme Court Allows Thomas to Recuse Himself From Phone Probe

India’s apex court will allow the country’s Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas to recuse himself from an investigation into the award of phone licenses, according to a two-judge panel of the Supreme Court headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi.

Thomas was the top bureaucrat in the telecommunications ministry before he became the corruption watchdog.

Separately, the court asked the federal investigators to submit the original recordings of phone conversations between public relations consultant and various company executives and journalists, the panel said.

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