SC to hear plea to probe Chidambaram
The Supreme Court will today resume hearing on Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's plea for probing home minister P Chidambaram for his alleged role in 2G-spectrum scam.delhi Updated: Oct 10, 2011 13:02 IST
The Supreme Court will on Monday resume hearing on Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's plea for probing home minister P Chidambaram for his alleged role in 2G-spectrum scam.
A bench of justice GS Singhvi and justice AK Ganguly, which had adjourned the case on September 29, is expected to take it up at 1.30pm.
On behalf of the CBI, which is opposing Swamy's plea, senior counsel KK Venugopal is to likely complete his submissions. Then senior counsel PP Rao will address the court on behalf of the Centre. Before reserving the verdict, the court will also give opportunities to Swamy and advocate Prashant Bhushan, who is representing petitioner Centre for Public Interest Litigation.
On the last date, the CBI had strongly backed Chidambaram, saying, as the then finance minister he alone could not have cancelled the 122 2G spectrum licences, even as it took place against his ministry's recommendations.
The agency stood up in defence of the home minister after Bhushan contended that the finance ministry could have intervened and stalled allocation of spectrum.
"There was a lot of time between issuance of letters of intent and allocation of spectrum. But, none acted," Bhushan had told the court.