Swamy successfully mounts more trouble for 2G tainted

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Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi, Jan 31: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea on the 2G case has born fruit finally after the Supreme Court stated that Swamy had the locus to seek sanction from the Prime Minister for prosecution of A Raja in 2G scam. The apex court has also added that the sanction by competent authority for prosecution of a public servant has to be granted within a time frame.

The court had commented on the same, "There should be a time frame and all matters of sanction should be decided in 3 months and if consultations are required then another 1 month can be taken. If in 4 months the authority does not give sanction then it shall be deemed that a sanction has been given."

Accepting Swamy's proposal to prosecute the Prime Minister's office in the 2G case, the firebrand Janata party leader had alleged that PM Manmohan Singh had deliberately delayed the prosecution against Raja. He said, "Judgement empowers anyone to seek an enquiry for prosecution."

The Supreme court added that the right to file a complaint against a public servant under Prevention of Corruption Act is a constitutional right.

Calling the Supreme Court's verdict a landmark judgement in the fight against corruption, Swamy added that the other major move is that all public authorities should also be given sanction in 3 months time against any public official if a request is made for prosecution. This latest verdict by the apex court will lead to further blow to the already scam-tainted UPA government.

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