Both petitions against Chidambaram rejected by SC
The SC today rejected both the pleas filed against finance minister P Chidambaram in the 2G scam case. Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's petition challenged trial court's order rejecting his plea to order a probe against Chidambaram.delhi Updated: Aug 24, 2012 14:41 IST
The SC will on Friday deliver the verdict on Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's petition challenging trial court's order rejecting his plea to order a probe against finance minister P Chidambaram in the 2G scam.
A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi would also pass order on NGO Centre for Public Interest and Litigation's (CPIL) plea to order further investigation in the case. CPIL, on whose petition SC had ordered CBI probe into the 2G scam, too wants CBI to investigate Chidambaram's role in the case.
According to Swamy, Chidambaram must be held responsible for the telecom scam as it took place while he was the finance minister.
He contended the Union minister was aware of Raja's actions and that Chidambaram should have intervened, in the country's interest, at the time of framing of policy to allocate spectrum.