Telecom regulator TRAI's report purportedly assessing zero loss in 2G spectrum allocation during the tenure of former Telecom Minister A Raja Wednesday came under sharp criticism of the Supreme Court which questioned the functioning of the autonomous body.
CAG in its report has said there was a presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore but CBI in its charge sheet calculated the loss to Rs 30,984 crore.
The bench also remarked on the use of term "alleged" with the scam.
"Some people still call alleged 2G scam," the bench said.
Venugopal then replied "I call it 2G scam as the charge sheet has been filed in the case".
The court made the remarks during the hearing of Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking a CBI probe against Home Minister P Chidambaram for his alleged culpability in 2G scam.
Swamy alleged Chidambaram as the then Finance Minister was party to a conspiracy with Raja in deciding the price for spectrum, which was contested by CBI and the Centre.
CBI and the Centre opposed Swamy's plea saying it is beyond the Supreme Court's jurisdiction to decide as the probe into the multi-crore scam was complete and only the trial court can entertain such a petition.