No immunity to anyone in 2G scam: Supreme Court

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New Delhi, May 5: The Supreme Court on Thursday, May 5 expressed displeasure over the Income Tax department for not submitting its report on 2G scam on time. The report was related to the tax evasion and multiple routing of undeclared wealth in the second generation telecom spectrum allocation scam. The bench made strong remarks and said that no one, however wealthy or powerful, would get immunity.

"The IT department must be quicker. This is not a normal case of tax evasion. The investigation should have been done fast. These are not ordinary cases to be handled in an ordinary way," the bench added that the figures involved were mindboggling, "We haven't seen so many zeroes in life."

It also agreed to hear a plea of Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) for appointing two independent person to assist the court and monitor the multiple agency probe in 2G scam. This comes after the CPIL made a statement, “big player are being let-off"

On a strong note the SC assured all the petitioners that everyone involved in the scam would be brought to justice "You rest assured that no person, irrespective of their chair and wealth, could get immunity in any way. Investigation in the case has made some progress, which would not not have been possible in normal circumstances."

Meanwhile, the CBI also contended that no person shall be let off, pointing out the ongoing probe over the possible involvement of Reliance and Tata. It also assured that it will submit a fresh report over the multiple agency probe in scam.

SC directed the IT department to submit a complete status report on actions taken against tax evaders. On May 13, the court will look into the plea for the appointment of independent persons to assist the court in monitoring the probe.

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