Govt moves SC seeking action against Swamy

Govt moves SC seeking action against Swamy

The government on Friday approached the Supreme Court for immediate action against Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy for delivering a lecture on the 2G scam in Bangalore recently.

The government contended that Swamy’s action amounted to interference in the course of justice, since he was an applicant in the case.

A bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly allowed senior advocate P P Rao to file the application in order to “take the facts on record and pass an appropriate order.”

Appearing for the Centre, Rao submitted that Swamy, on October 19 last year, had delivered a lecture on ‘hidden facts about 2G spectrum,’ organised by ‘Youth Against Corruption.’

The event was subsequently reported in the media. Even Swamy has not denied the reports.  

“Till date there has been no contradiction of the news report by Swamy and none has appeared in the media. The contents clearly demonstrate that Swamy who is intervener/applicant in the appeal has publically commented on the issues which are subject matter of pending judicial proceedings and thereby has deliberately interfered with the course of justice,” the applicant contended.

Swamy, who was present in the court, countered the allegation claiming that different ministers in the Government have also been making statements in the 2G case.

Swamy has filed an application in the court seeking that the CBI be directed to include Union Home Minister P Chidamabaram in the list of the accused. Chidambaram, the erstwhile Finance minister, was aware of former Telecom minister A  Raja’s alleged malpractices.