February 2nd, 2012
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2G case: 122 licenses cancelled, Chidabaram case in trial court

swamy-and-chidambaramNew Delhi: The Supreme Court cancelled 122 2G licenses issued by A Raja during his infamous tenure as Telecom Minister and moved Home Minister Chidambaram’s case to the CBI trial court. The Supreme Court was to pronounce its verdict on three important issues in the 2G case.

The verdict was declared by the two-judge bench of Justices AK Ganguly and GS Singhvi. The apex court also opined that in their view the CBI inquiry was not influenced by the government and thus it requires no SIT supervision.

The verdict was based on the petitions filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation and others through advocate Prashant Bhushan and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy. The court was to consider the alleged role of P. Chidambaram, during his tenure as Finance Minister, in fixing spectrum price; the pleas for cancellation of licenses issued “illegally” to 11 companies and for continued monitoring of the CBI probe.

Dr. Swamy had earlier complained that the Central Bureau of Investigation had not even examined Mr. Chidambaram as a witness, and sought a direction that the Minister’s role in fixing the price for spectrum allocation be probed by the agency.

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