2G: Supreme Court to hear government’s plea April 13

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The Supreme Court will hear on April 13 the government’s plea seeking a review of its February 2 verdict cancelling 123 2G licences granted in 2008, holding that the first come, first served policy was flawed and that natural resources should only be auctioned. While directing the listing of the government’s plea seeking review of… Read more »

Review sought of ruling on public servant’s prosecution

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The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking the review of its Jan 31 verdict, which held that the sanction for the prosecution of a public servant could be applied for even before a complaint is filed against him/her. A bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A. K.Ganguly (since retired) had, on their… Read more »

Government seeks time till March 2013 for 2G licence auction

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The central government on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking time till March 2013 for auctioning the 2G licences and allocation of spectrum, cancelled by the apex court by its Feb 2 order. The application for clarificatory orders/direction has sought the court’s nod for conducting the auction of the cancelled 2G licences broadly in accordance… Read more »

Supreme Court cautions High Courts against curbs on trial

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The high courts are taking unduly long time in deciding cases in which trial court proceedings are stayed at the stage of registration of first information report ( FIR), investigation or framing of charges, the Supreme Court has said. Describing it as a serious matter, the apex court bench of Justice (since retired) A.K. Ganguly… Read more »

Trial court to decide on Chidambaram’s role in afternoon

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A Delhi court on Saturday deferred till 12:30pm the pronouncement of its order on Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy’s plea to prosecute home minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case. At 10am, Special CBI Judge allowed only Swamy to enter inside the court room and conveyed to him asked him to come before 12:30pm. “I… Read more »

CBI to submit 2G probe reports to CVC: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court Thursday directed the CBI and other agencies probing the various facets of the 2G scam to make available their reports to the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) who would examine and send them to court with observations. “In future, copies of the report(s) of the investigation conducted by the CBI (Central Bureau of… Read more »

Supreme Court to decide three 2G matters Thursday

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Three issues related to the 2G case, including Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s alleged role in the scam, are expected to be decided by the Supreme Court Thursday – the last day in office of Justice A.K. Ganguly who, along with Justice G.S. Singhvi, has been hearing the cases for over one year. The court will… Read more »

Supreme Court suggests changes in corruption law

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The Supreme Court Tuesday urged the government to make changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act to fix a time frame of three months for deciding on representations seeking sanction for prosecution of public servants. The observation came in the separate judgment of Justice A.K. Ganguly, who said: “In my view, the parliament should consider… Read more »

Construction near monuments in public interest only: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has said that construction of buildings in the vicinity of a protected monument could only be permitted in “exceptional” circumstances if public interest was involved. The court said renovation of existing buildings near monuments only meant repair and not razing them and putting up new ones. The permission to construct buildings in… Read more »

Law panel study on backlog of cases sought

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The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will ask the Law Commission to undertake a study on the additional courts and judges needed in lower judiciary to tackle piled up cases. The government assured the court that it will “request the Law Commission to consider and convey to the government … its recommendations… Read more »