The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the CBI to produce all finance ministry documents on meetings and correspondence between telecom and finance ministry officials before the controversial 2G spectrum allocations were made in January 2008.
The apex court’s demand came after the CBI said it had gone through all the finance ministry’s documents and found no incriminating evidence against Chidambaram in the grant of licences.
The court’s decision to call for the file comes in the wake of allegations that Chidambaram and Raja had met at least four times to discuss the policy and pricing of 2G spectrum licences.
A petition filed by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has sought the court’s intervention for a CBI enquiry into Chidambaram’s role in the scam.
Swamy had filed documents, including the finance ministry’s note of March 25, 2011 in support of his allegations.
The CBI ruled out holding an enquiry against Chidambaram on the basis of the documents filed by Swamy. The agency had told the apex court on Tuesday that it had already filed the documents, except the March 25 note, with the trial court.
CBI counsel KK Venugopal denied Swamy’s allegations and asserted that Chidambaram had no role in the grant of licences.