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SC to hear PIL against 4G licences to Reliance on Jan 12

SC to hear PIL against 4G licences to Reliance on Jan 12

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in January 2016 a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by an NGO challenging grant of 4G licences to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL). A Bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and Kurian Joseph fixed January 12 for the hearing.

This was after advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner-NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation, requested time.

During the brief hearing, Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar told the Bench that the case was different from the earlier 2G spectrum scam.

The apex court had earlier issued notice to the Centre, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the RJIL on the petition challenging the government’s decision to allow Mr. Mukesh Ambani’s company to offer voice services on its 4G spectrum.

( Source – PTI )


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