The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Centre to withdraw its petition seeking review of the 2G judgment,but not before pulling it up for circulating a letter on its intention.
The letter that prompted harsh words from the Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan was circulated by the Centre on May 8. It said the Centre would move an application on May 10 for withdrawing the plea seeking review of the February 2 judgment that had held the first come-first serve policy as unconstitutional and canceled 122 2G licences granted when A Raja was the telecom minister.
In view of the fact that only limited notice has been issued,the petitioners do not want to press the review petition and will be praying for withdrawal of the review petition, the letter said.
The letter also requested the CJI to constitute a bench to decide the application. You should have filed a proper application. Please tell us when was the occasion to request for constituting an appropriate bench? the bench asked. When the matter was listed for today,what was the need for the advocate to circulate a letter asking for constituting a bench by the CJI.
Presidential reference hearing today
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the Presidential reference on 2G spectrum case on Friday. The reference will be heard by a five-judge Bench headed by CJI S H Kapadia.