Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Subramanian Swamy writes to PM Modi for restoring ED officer probing 2G

Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: August 23, 2014 9:08 pm

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has sought reinstatement of a senior Enforcement Directorate official probing the 2G scam who has gone on a ‘study leave’ apparently owing to lack of clarity over his continuance in the agency.

The case pertains to Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh who has been nominated as the Investigating Officer (IO) in the 2G case by the Supreme Court.

“The Enforcement Directorate surprisingly has not yet implemented the Supreme Court’s order to re-instate Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh, the Investigating Officer (IO) of 2G scam cases and Aircel-Maxis probe.

“The next hearing on the 2G and Aircel-Maxis cases in Supreme Court is scheduled for September 2 and it will consider the non-implementation of the Supreme Court order. It may lead to a contempt of court proceedings. To avoid this embarrassment in the court for the government you may consider giving an appropriate direction to the Finance Ministry to implement the SC order immediately,” Swamy said in his letter of August 22 to Modi.

He has also sent a copy of the same communication to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Singh has proceeded on a year-long study leave to pursue a Post-graduate Degree in Law even as the money laundering and foreign exchange violations probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case remains far from completion.

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