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2G: SC dismisses curative petitions of telcos, Raja

PTI  New Delhi, February 14, 2013
First Published: 20:34 IST(14/2/2013) | Last Updated: 20:36 IST(14/2/2013)

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed curative petitions of several telecom firms for re-examination of its verdict cancelling 122 2G spectrum licences allocated during tenure of former telecom minister A Raja.

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The apex court also denied permission to Raja to file his curative petition.

The companies whose petitions were rejected are Videocon Telecommunications Ltd, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL), Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) and Idea Cellular Ltd.

A bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and justices P Sathasivam and GS Singhvi rejected the plea of the telecom firms and Raja saying "no case is made out".

"We have gone through the curative petitions and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs Ashok Hurra & Anr. Hence, the curative petitions are dismissed.

"As far as curative petition of Raja is concerned, permission to file curative petitions is rejected," it said adding "Consequently, applications for stay and appropriate directions are rejected."

A curative petition is filed after the dismissal of review petition and is decided in the chambers of judges.

Earlier on April 3, 2012, the apex court had dismissed the review petitions of Videocon Telecommunications Ltd, S Tel Ltd, SSTL, TTSL, Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd, Etisalat DB Telecom Pvt Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd.


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