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 have been asked to be present in the court before 12:30pm. I can say that I am confident that the judgement will be delivered today,” Swamy told reporters coming out of the court.
Court staff also said that the judge may deliver the verdict around 12:30pm.
Swamy had moved the court seeking to make Chidambaram as co-accused in the 2G spectrum scam alleging he was as culpable as former telecom minister A Raja in determining the prices of scarce spectrum and in allowing the dilution of shares.
The Supreme Court on Thursday had refused to direct CBI to investigate the alleged role of Chidambaram leaving it to the special court trying the 2G case.
A bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly, which asked the lower court not to get influenced by its decision, had also refused to direct CBI to “investigate Chidambaram”.
The special judge, on January 21, had reserved the order for February 4 on the plea of Swamy.