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4G auction: SC notice to Centre, Reliance Jio on petition alleging foul play

Petitioner claims 4G was auctioned at much lower price and with vested notice to benefit Reliance Jio.

A petitioner has claimed 4G was auctioned primarily for data usage but govt allowed Reliance Jio to use the spectrum also for voice transmission. A petitioner has claimed 4G was auctioned primarily for data usage but govt allowed Reliance Jio to use the spectrum also for voice transmission.
Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published on:May 9, 2014 12:28 pm

The Supreme Court today issued notices to the central government and the Reliance Jio on a petition alleging foul play in the auction of 4G spectrum.

A bench led by Justice H L Dattu sought responses from them on a plea by NGO Centre for PIL, which claimed the government auctioned it at a much lower price and with a vested notice to benefit Reliance.

It further alleged that 4G was auctioned primarily for data usage but the government allowed the firm to use the spectrum also for voice transmission.

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