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2G case: SC to hear review petitions today

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 09:41

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a slew of review petitions filed by the Prime Minister's Office and telecom companies in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Reportedly, the apex court will reconsider its own judgments given on issues relating to cancellation of 2G spectrum licences and the grant of sanction for prosecution of public servants.

The petitions were filed by telecom companies and one each by the PMO, the Union government and former telecom minister and key accused in the 2G scam case, A Raja.

A bench of Justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan would hear the petitions.

Earlier a Bench of Justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly (now retired) had passed a slew of rulings in the scam including the order cancelling the 122 2G spectrum licences granted by former Telecom Minister A Raja and had held that the first-come-first-served (FCFS) policy could not be used for the allocation of natural resources.

It had also pulled up the PMO for sitting on the complaint filed against Raja and set a time limit of four months for the government to take a decision on granting sanction to prosecute a corrupt public servant.

In the aftermath of the apex court verdicts, several petitions have been filed by various bodies, including the Centre, the telecom firms, the NGOs and former minister Raja, seeking various reliefs, including review, clarification and recall of the apex court's order.

Swamy and the NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation have moved the apex court against the trial court order giving clean chit to Chidambaram in the scam.

Telecom companies - Tata Teleservices, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) and Uninor--- have sought review of the verdict cancelling their licences.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 09:32
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