2012 yearender: HC assuages enraged nation, puts sports bodies to task
However, Congress spokesperson and leading advocate Abhishek Manu Singvi got relief with the court restraining a media house from “publishing, telecasting and broadcasting” contents of a “concocted” CD allegedly showing him and a lady lawyer. Later, the parties settled the case.
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, pursuing various litigations against the establishment including a PIL on 2G scam, got anticipatory bail in a case lodged against him for writing an allegedly “inflammatory” article.
A Raja, former Telecom Minister and key accused in the 2G case and Kanimozhi, Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, joined other co-accused and filed pleas in the high court against framing of charges in the high profile matter. The pleas of other 15 accused are still pending.
Former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly also moved the court against framing of charges for allegedly taking bribe to influence a “fictitious” defence deal in 2000. The FIR was lodged against her and others on the basis of a sting of a news-portal to exposing alleged corruption in defence deals.
Jaitly also got a jolt as the court denied her permission to visit 82-year-old socialist leader, George Fernandes, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, at his home, saying she has no locus to claim visitation right.
In other notable developments, the high court, which had suffered a terror attack on September 7, 2011 in which 15 persons died,
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