Supreme Court to seal fate of PM Singh in 2G case today

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New Delhi, Jan 31: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's role in the 2G case on whether he delayed the investigation against former Telecom Minister A Raja and if he violated any law.

A special bench consisting of Justices AK Ganguly and GS Singhvi will pronounce the verdict today as the former is retiring on Feb 2 and they will not sit together anymore to hear on the case. [UPDATE: Swamy successfully mounts more trouble for 2G tainted]

The bench would pronounce its verdict on the 2G case after a petition was filed by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy.

According to Swamy, Prime Minister Singh failed to act over the issue for nearly 16 months despite a CBI case against "unknown" persons.

The bench also examined a letter dated Mar 19, 2010 written by Prime Minister Singh to Swamy in response to his petition on Nov 29, 2008 for sanctioning to prosecute A Raja and CBI’s records about registering an FIR in 2G case on October 21, 2009.

The bench also raised their doubts as PM Singh took a gap of nearly 16 months to respond back to Swamy and said that the silence on part of the PM "was troubling us".

"The PM could have clearly stated that there is no sufficient material for him to make up his mind but he is saying that it (demand for sanction) has not matured. It was open for the sanctioning authority in this case to refer the complaint to AG (Attorney General). We are not advising it but it is troubling us,” the bench had observed.

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