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Attorney General G. Vahanvati will appear in the Supreme Court Tuesday for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to respond to the apex court’s question on why he did not give sanction to launch criminal proceedings against the now disgraced and former minister A. Raja, informed sources said Friday.

Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium will appear in the same case on behalf of the department of telecommunication and Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal will argue for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the sources said.

The Supreme Court sought to know two days ago why the prime minister did not give sanction to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy in 2008 to file a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Raja, who resigned as the communication minister five days ago over the 2G spectrum controversy.

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