The Supreme Court asked the CBI to go ahead with its probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal and not wait for the sanction required to prosecute a senior government officer in connection with the case arising out of the 2G scam.
A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi observed the progress in the case was “tardy” and gave the CBI two months to complete the probe and file a charge sheet.
Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran is facing serious allegations in the case.
The court also asked the CBI to file the charge sheet even if the Malaysian authorities did not provide details on the deal. The bench also asked for the minutes of the March 7, 2006 meeting of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) giving nod to the deal.
This was ordered after Janata Party Chief Subramanian Swamy alleged the official file did not contain the clearance granted to the deal.