2G scam: Fin Min file placed before SC, some pages missing

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Supreme Court of India
New Delhi, Sep 29: CBI placed before the Supreme Court the Finance Ministry file on the issue of fixing the price of 2G spectrum in 2008 but it could not be taken on record and returned to the agency as some pages of the file were missing.

"Check the pages. Where are the running pages"? a bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said when it found that some pages were missing from the file.

After drawing the attention of the CBI counsel and senior advocate K K Venugopal, the bench returned the file asking the agency to take corrective measures.

However, during the brief perusal of the file, the bench said it was inherent in the note of the then Finance Seceretary D Subba Rao that a suggestion was taken from the Army on the issue of spectrum.

The court also took note that there was a document to suggest that telecom regulator TRAI has written to the Department of Telecommunication about creating a level-playing field for the new entrant in the sector so that the new comers do not face pay more.

PTI

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