August 24, 2012 12:23:05 pm
Following is the chronology of events leading to the Supreme Court today rejecting the plea of Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking investigation into Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam case:
December 15,2010: Swamy moves special CBI court seeking prosecution of the then Telecom Minister A Raja in 2G scam and his (Swamy’s) appointment as public prosecutor.
January 7,2011: Court holds Swamy’s complaint against A Raja maintainable.
February 2,2011: Raja along with his former private secretary R K Chandolia and the then telecom secretary Siddharth Behura arrested by the CBI for their alleged role in the 2G case.
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March 25,2011: Swamy’s complaint transferred to Special court set up at the instance of the Supreme Court to try all cases related to 2G scam.
August 23,2011: Swamy moves SC for CBI probe against Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case.
August 26,2011: Swamy tells Special CBI court that he will file a plea before it to make Chidambaram a co-accused.
September 8,2011: SC directs Swamy to submit his correspondence with the CBI in connection with his plea to investigate Chidambaram’s alleged role in the 2G scam.
September 15,2011: Swamy tells court he will bring new facts that Chidambaram and Raja had a role in deciding 2G spectrum prices and entry fee.
September 22,2011: CBI defends Chidambaram in SC,blames the Department of Telecom (DoT).
October 10,2011: SC reserves order on Swamy’s plea for a probe into the alleged role of Chidambaram in the 2G scam.
January 7,2012 : Swamy places on record various certified copies of the documents in support of his private complaint against Chidambaram.
January 21,2012: Special court reserves order for February 4.
February 2,2012: SC refuses to ask CBI to probe role of Chidambaram in 2G case and leaves it to the Special court to decide the matter.
February 4,2012: Special court dismisses Swamy’s plea to make Chidambaram a co-accused.
February 23,2012: Swamy moves SC against trial court order on Chidambaram. NGO,Centre for Public Interest Litigation also files application seeking probe against Chidambaram.
March 1,2012: Plea against Chidambaram and Law Minister Salman Khurshid for their alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam is listed for hearing in the SC.
April 4,2012: SC begins hearing plea against Chidambaram.
April 24,2012: SC reserves order on the maintainability of the plea for probe against Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum case.
August 24,2012: SC dismisses plea for probe against Chidambaram in the 2G case,says no prima facie material to show that Chidambaram got pecuniary benefits.
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