2G scam: Court reserves notice, CBI opposes probe against Chidambaram
The CBI said that demands for an SIT, and to make Tata, Chidu and Anil Ambani accused in the case would be 'throwing a cloud at CBI investigations'.
The Supreme Court today reserved notice against Subramanian Swamy's plea for a probe into Home Minister Chidambaram's role in the 2G scam. The court opposed the two applications, one filed by Prashant Bhushan asking for the setting up of an SIT to monitor the 2G case, and two, Subramanian Swamy's application seeking probe in Chidambaram's role.
When hearing commenced, the CBI led the charge, followed by the Central government council, both strongly opposing both demands. The CBI said that demands for an SIT, and to make Tata, Chidu and Anil Ambani accused in the case would be "throwing a cloud at CBI investigations". Moreover, the SC found CBIs investigations into the case satisfactory. The CBI and the central government also said there has been no precedent of an SIT being set up over and above the CBI.
Reacting to the court verdict, Swamy said: "They had no arguments. All their arguments were based on technicality. It would be proper for the Manmohan Singh government to suo moto order a CBI enquiry instead of suffering the shame of having the SC to order to do so."
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