PMO files affidavit in apex court

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NEW DELHI - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Saturday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court giving details of the letters it received from former MP Subramanian Swamy seeking sanction to prosecute A. Raja over the 2G spectrum controversy, and its response to those letters.

The 10-page affidavit also gave details of the steps that the PMO took in pursuance of Swamy’s communications.

The affidavit, filed by a director in the PMO, was filed in accordance with the apex court direction Thursday.

An apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly directed the PMO to file the detailed affidavit after Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam told the court Thursday that each one of Swamy’s letters to the prime minister has been replied to and steps taken thereof.

Swamy has denied having received any communication from the Prime Minister’s Office except for one that he received in March 2010.

Swamy said that he had on Nov 20, 2008 written to the prime minister seeking permission to launch criminal prosecution against then communications and IT minister A.Raja under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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