SC seeks status report on probe into Aircel-Maxis deal

SC seeks status report on probe into Aircel-Maxis deal

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to file a status report on the probe conducted by Enforcement Directorate officer Rajeshwar Singh in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

The apex court said the Centre should apprise it of the pending investigation in the case and what needed to be done.

"Let a status report be filed by the Union of India before us with respect to the further investigation that has been made. List the matter on January 23," a bench of justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar said.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation, said he would file a summary with regard to what has happened till now in the case and sought 10 days' time.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that anonymous complaints were made against Rajeshwar Singh, who was an honest officer.

The bench said it would look into the matter once the Centre filed the reply.

On December 15, last year, the top court had asked the CBI, the ED and the special public prosecutor appointed by it in the 2G spectrum scam case to file a status report.

On November 1, the apex court had restrained the government from taking any immediate action against Rajeshwar Singh, probing the multi-crore Aircel-Maxis deal case and the 2G spectrum scam, following anonymous complaints against him.

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