The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a batch of pleas, including that of ADAG firm Reliance Telecom, seeking recall of its two orders that barred all the courts in the country from entertaining any plea in the 2G case.
While rejecting the pleas by the Anil Ambani firm, Swan Telecom, DB Realty , Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables etc, the bench said there was no need to interfere with the two orders.
Stating that “larger public interest” compelled it to take up the investigation, it said that the April 2011 order “only facilitates the progress of the trial by ordering that it must proceed on a day-to-day basis.”
Fines govt, 4 telcos R1 lakh each
It also imposed a fine of R1 lakh each on the government and four other GSM telecom operators — Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Aircel — for failing to respond to allegations that DoT had failed to charge a one-time spectrum fee from the date of allocation of excess spectrum, thus causing loss of R9,255 crore to the exchequer.