On Thursday, Supreme Court keep down 122 spectrum licenses granted after January 2008. “It is left open for the trial court to determine whether home minister P Chidambaram needs to investigate in the 2G scam” said Apex court.
Supreme Court on 2G
The Supreme Court refused to appoint a special investigation team for further probe in 2G spectrum scam but need the assistance of Central Vigilance Commission to help it monitor the investigation done by different agencies in view of involvement of several influential persons in the 2G scam.
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has demanded a CBI probe into the role of Chidambaram with regard to the 2G scam. The Janata Party chief, who is the requester in the 2G case, has so-called that Chidambaram, then the finance minister, could have foreclosed jailed former telecom minister A Raja from giving away spectrum at discarded prices to select companies, but chose not to do so.
Keeping in prospect the nature of the 2G case and involvement of a large number of influential persons, we feel that it will be suitable to need the Central Vigilance Commissioner and the senior vigilance commissioner appointed under Section 3(2) of the 2003 CVC Act to render assistance to the Court in effectively monitoring further investigation of the case, » a subgroup of justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly said. The apex court directed CBI, ED and other government agencies to give their status report in a sealed envelope to the CVC which would give its suggestion to it on the probe done by them.
The court passed the order on a plea of an NGO, Center for public interest litigation, and Janata Party president Subramaniun Swamy, seeking its direction to appoint SIT by raising questions on the probe done by the government agencies.