Court rejects plea against PM, Maran

Jan 31 2013, 00:18 IST
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SummaryA Delhi court Wednesday refused to entertain a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran for their alleged role in the 2G scam.

A Delhi court Wednesday refused to entertain a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran for their alleged role in the 2G scam.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said, “The present complaint pertains to 2G spectrum scam and the grievance, if any, of the complainant can only be addressed by the special court so nominated to deal and try the matters pertaining to the 2G spectrum scam. I am of the considered view that this court being special court dealing with the cases of the Prevention of Corruption Act, has no jurisdiction to entertain the present application. Hence, prayer made by the complainant is declined. Ordered accordingly.”

The order came on a plea filed by RTI activist Vivek Garg accusing the PM and Maran of “unlawfully changing and diluting” the original terms of references for vacation and re-allocation of spectrum leading to the 2G scam.

Garg had earlier sent a complaint to the CBI and also to the Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government, before moving the court.

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