SC dismisses plea on PC's role in 2G case

SC dismisses plea on PC's role in  2G case

The Supreme Court has dismissed the curative petition filed against its verdict rejecting a plea to make Finance Minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

In his petition, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had urged the court to reverse the decision. The court had earlier dismissed the review petition in the matter.

In its order, a four-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said: “We have gone through the curative petition and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs Ashok Hurra & Anr.”

The bench also comprised Justices G S Singhvi, R M Lodha and K S Radhakrishnan.
The apex court had, on August 24 last year, rejected Swamy’s plea for a CBI inquiry against Chidambaram, saying that there was no material to establish that he had abused his official position as the then finance minister.

“We are of the considered view that materials on record do not show that Chidambaram had abused his position as a minister of finance or conspired or colluded with  Raja so as to fix low entry fee by non-visiting spectrum charges fixed in the year 2001. No materials are also made available even for a prima facie conclusion that Chidambaram had deliberately allowed dilution of equity of the two companies,  Swan and Unitech.”

The bench had added, “No material is available even prima facie to conclude that Chidambaram had abused his official position, or used any corrupt or illegal means for obtaining any pecuniary advantage for himself or any other persons, including Raja.”

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