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Law cannot be allowed to be violated for investment: Court

Rule of the law cannot be allowed to be compromised for seeking private investment, a Delhi court on Saturday said while allowing the trial of three telecom firms and their executives in 2G scam.

delhi Updated: Oct 22, 2011 19:26 IST

Rule of the law cannot be allowed to be compromised for seeking private investment, a Delhi court on Saturday said while allowing the trial of three telecom firms and their executives in 2G scam.


Brushing aside the contention of accused former telecom minister A Raja, who had pleaded that telecom policy followed by him resulted in a huge investment in the sector and made mobile phone facility affordable to common man, special CBI judge O P Saini said "shrinkage or flight of investment is no defence in criminal law".

"The supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law has to be maintained and the same cannot be allowed to be compromised in the garb of fresh investment. Affordability of mobile phones does not mean that public servant would start subverting the law and filling up their own pockets by taking bribes," the court said.