The Supreme Court has directed CBI and Enforcement Directorate(ED) to complete their investigation in 2G spectrum cases and other related matter within six months and submit their report.
The Supreme Court has slammed the investigation agencies heavily for stalling the investigation for so long period. Supreme Court direction came while hearing the contempt plea which challenges the appointment of Tushar Mehta as Special Public Prosecutor in 2G scam and cases related to it.
A two-judge bench of Justices Arun Misra and Naveen Sinha has directed the Central government to file a status report on investigation into the 2G spectrum scam and related cases arising out of it, including the Aircel-Maxis deal with in two weeks. It has been observed by the bench that the investigation is been going on for very long time and the citizen of the country cannot be kept in dark of such important and sensitive matter.
The court put a stamp of approval on the Centre’s decision to appoint Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta by replacing Grover as the Special Public Prosecutor in the 2G Spectrum case and dismissed a contempt petition filed by an NGO which has been pursuing the developments related to the scam in the apex court.
Recently, the special trial court of Delhi acquitted all the accused including former Telecom Minister A Raja in 2G spectrum allocation case. However, probe in other 2G scam cases are still going on. One of these cases involves P Chidambaram.