SC junks Swamy plea to review clean chit to PC
A Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan turned down a request by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to re-evaluate the merits of his case and order an investigation into the role of Chidambaram’s role in the spectrum allotment. Swamy also wanted him added as an accused in the case saying he had helped Raja’s alleged corrupt motives.
The Bench, in its order of December 4, held that their judgment dated August 24 did not suffer from any material defect, requiring a reassessment of their verdict.
“We have perused the averments contained in the review petition and have gone through the record of Special Leave Petition (filed by Swamy) and Interlocutory Application (filed by NGO ‘Centre for Public Interest Litigation’) and are satisfied that order dated 24.08.2012 does not suffer from any error apparent which may be warranted its reconsideration. The review petition is accordingly dismissed,” held the court.
Swamy is now left with the only remedy of filing a curative petition, which is the inherent jurisdiction of Supreme Court and such petitions are to be entertained in rarity only when very strong reasons, as per the court, exist. A curative petition has to be certified by a senior