No SC order in petition against Sibal

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Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Jul 11: In a relief to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, the Supreme Court refrained from passing any order on a plea seeking CBI probe into his decision allegedly favouring Anil Ambani-headed RCOM, saying persons aggrieved can avail remedy under the law.

"No order is required," a bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said while taking on file the affidavit filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) accusing Sibal of favouring RCOM by reducing the penalty from Rs 650 crore to Rs five crore for alleged violations in the Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) agreement.

"If there is any irregularity allegedly connected whatsoever with telecom, it cannot be linked to the 2G," the bench said.

The bench made the remarks after senior advocate Rohinton Nariman, who appeared for the government in place of Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, replied to a question whether the matter in hand was related to 2G.

"Not at all," replied Nariman. 

PTI

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