The Centre on Tuesday opposed the appointment of senior counsel UU Lalit as the special public prosecutor to conduct trial in the 2G scam.
Attorney general GE Vahanvati appearing for the Centre raised technical objections to Lalit’s appointment, even as the bench of justice GS Singhvi and justice AK Ganguly said his interpretation of the law was not “reasonable.”
According to Vahanvati, only a standing counsel could conduct the trial under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Incidentally, Vahanvati is also a witness in the case. The CBI recorded his statement vis-à-vis the legal opinion he gave to the former telecom minister. Raja has claimed he went ahead with the first-come-first-serve policy only after getting legal clearance, which was apparently accorded by Vahanvati.