Anonymous letter says SC bench "managed" in 2G case

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 19:45

New Delhi: A Bench of the Supreme Court,
hearing the 2G spectrum scam, on Wednesday disclosed that it has
received an anonymous letter stating that the court "is being
managed" in the case.

"An anonymous letter has come to us. The allegations are
that we are being managed," a bench comprising justices G S
Singhvi and A K Ganguly said during the hearing of the
petition seeking monotoring of the investigation into the
scam.
"The letter has been put in the office report. The
content of the letter has become part of the office report.
That anonymous letter is part of the office record now. The
allegations are that we have been managed," the bench said.

"You (advocates appearing in the case) can get a copy
of it," the bench said.

While the bench was making reference of the letter,
Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, senior advocates K K
Venugopal and T R Andhyarujina appearing for CBI and former
Telecom Minister A Raja, suggested that the bench should
ignore such a letter and throw it in the basket.

"I have thrown it in the basket. I had got it in my
dak at my home," Justice Ganguly said.
"These incidents are going to rise," the bench said
adding that it has been put on record by our registry which
must have put on record on the direction of some officials.

The SG said that this kind of communication is not
called for.

Andhyarujina suggested that such type of scandalous
letter should be ignored.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who is appearing for NGO,
cPIL, said such letters should not be used at all.

The bench itself showed the letter to the advocates
appearing in the matter who went through its contents in the
open court.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 19:45

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