Petition for cancellation of 2G spectrum allotments dismissed

New Delhi, Aug 20 (Calcutta Tube) Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy seeking cancellation of 2G spectrum licences granted to 122 companies on first-come first-served basis.

A division bench of Justices Deepak Misra and Manmohan also dismissed his plea seeking direction to the Prime Ministers’ Office to grant permission to initiate criminal proceedings against Telecom Minister A. Raja and other officials on the irregularities carried out in the allocation of the spectrum.

Appearing on behalf of the government, Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium submitted that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has already registered a case in the matter and investigation was on.

He said the petitioner cannot be granted sanction to prosecute officials involved in the case even before the completion of the investigation by the CBI.

However, the bench said the petitioner was free to file evidences in the matter before the CBI.

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