2G case: SC dismisses all but one review petition

Court decides to hear Centre's plea seeking review of the Feb 2 verdict cancelling 122 licences for the 2G.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: April 4, 2012 10:11:45 pm

The Supreme Court has decided to hear in open court the petition filed by the Centre seeking review of its verdict cancelling 122 licences for the 2G spectrum but dismissed all other petitions including that of seven telecom companies and former telecom minister A Raja.

The apex court,which decided to hear on April 13 the Centre’s plea seeking review of the February 2 verdict holding as unconstitutional the policy of first-come-first-served,however,rejected its plea to have a re-look into its findings that sanction for prosecution of public servants can be sought even prior to filing of complaints.

A Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan said Raja’s apprehension that his case in the trial court would be prejudiced due to the verdict cancelling the 2G licences is “not well founded”.

The companies whose review petitions were dismissed are Videocon Telecommunications Ltd,S Tel Ltd,Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd,Tata Teleservices Ltd,Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd,Etisalat DB Telecom Pvt Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd.

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