Legal advisor associated with 2G spectrum affidavit suspended

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:11

Santok Singh, who is a Joint Secretary-level officer, was
suspended after a probe was ordered against him to investigate
his role in advising the DoT on 2G spectrum allocation.

Singh, who is a Joint Secretary-level officer, was
suspended after a probe was ordered against him to investigate
his role in advising the DoT on 2G spectrum allocation.

"Since the probe ordered against him is unlikely to be
completed before his retirement, he would get provisional
pension...he would not retire gracefully," said a Law Ministry
official.

The affidavit was filed by the DoT in response to a
PIL filed by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy seeking
sanction for launching prosecution proceedings against Raja
and others allegedly involved in the scam.

A few days back, Singh -- an Indian Legal Service
officer-- was transferred back to the Law Ministry from the
DoT. The decision to suspend Singh came just two months ahead
of his superannuation.

He was with the DoT for over four years and advised
the department on several important issues relating to 2G
spectrum allocation and 3G spectrum auction.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:11

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