The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed Subramanian Swamy’s petition seeking contempt proceedings against Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karthi Chidambaram for allegedly threatening him with a defamation suit in Singapore to prevent him from pursuing the 2G case in India.
A Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan held that Swamy failed to make out a case for contempt under the law.
It noted Swamy failed to establish a link between Singaporean Venture Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd, allegedly controlled by Karthi, which filed the defamation suit against him in Singapore for publishing some material on internet, and his pursuing Aircel-Maxis deal in the Supreme Court.
Swamy’s petition claimed that Advantage Strategic Consulting Singapore Pvt Ltd, a company substantially owned and controlled by Karthi, arranged to file a defamation suit against him in a Singapore court. He alleged that by filing the suit, they sought to obstruct administration of justice.