2G scam: Supreme Court asks govt. to file affidavit on PM’s behalf

Thursday, November 18, 2010

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Thursday asked for an affidavit to be filed by Saturday on behalf of the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, which explains why he took close to a year to respond to a request for the prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja over 2G scam.

Delivering the order, the court said, “It’s an extremely serious matter, we must know what has been kept back.”

The apex court has asked for the details of communication between the PMO and Janata Party President and former Law Minister Subramaniam Swamy, who had sought sanction for the prosecution of Raja.

In response to the apex court’s order, Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium said we are ready to submit all documents, all letters of Swamy have been dealt with.

Earlier on Tuesday, the apex court asked the Government to explain why the Prime Minister took eleven months in taking a decision on a plea for sanction of prosecution of the former Telecom Minister in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation issue.

Raja was forced to resign on Sunday night under considerable pressure from the Congress, which has been attacked in Parliament by a united Opposition on corruption charges. (ANI)

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