2G: SC verdict on Swamy's plea for guidelines sanction
The Supreme Court will pronounce today its verdict on the issue of framing of guidelines for grant of sanction to prosecute a public servant that arose in the wake of alleged inaction by the PM in granting nod to prosecute A Raja in the 2G scam.delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2012 09:03 IST
The Supreme Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the issue of framing of guidelines for grant of sanction to prosecute a public servant that arose in the wake of alleged inaction by the prime minister in granting nod to prosecute former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G scam.
A bench of justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly had reserved its judgement on November 24, 2010 on the petition filed by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy alleging that there was delay in taking action on his plea seeking sanction to prosecute Raja.
Swamy, who made Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a party in the case, had initially sought a direction to the PM to take decision on sanction to prosecute Raja but later on he sought framing of guidelines on the issue as his plea became infructuous with the resignation of DMK leader as telecom minister on November 14, 2010.
He had alleged that there was an "inordinate delay" on part of the Prime Minister in taking a decision on his plea for grant of sanction to prosecute Raja in the scam and his plea was neither allowed not rejected for over 16 months.
Swamy had alleged that the prime minister had failed to grant sanction despite enough evidence against Raja was given to initiate prosecution.
The PMO had, however, refuted all the allegations and filed an affidavit before the apex court maintaining that the request for sanction for prosecution of Raja was considered by the prime minister and that he was advised that evidence collected by CBI was necessary before taking a decision.
The government said as the CBI probe was going on it was necessary to wait for its completion before taking any decision on granting sanction.