2G scam: ED officer Rajeshwar Singh moves SC over ‘frivolous’ complaints against him

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New Delhi | Published: November 1, 2017 4:16:59 PM

Enforcement Directorate official Rajeshwar Singh, probing the 2G scam, today moved the Supreme Court alleging conspiracy over filing of "frivolous" anonymous complaints against him with the Revenue Secretary.

2G scam, Rajeshwar Singh, supreme court, Revenue Secretary,  Aircel-Maxis deal case, Subraminum Swamy, bjp leader, Gopal SankaranarayananA bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer sought reply from the Centre, the CBI and the ED within three weeks. (PTI)

Enforcement Directorate official Rajeshwar Singh, probing the 2G scam, today moved the Supreme Court alleging conspiracy over filing of “frivolous” anonymous complaints against him with the Revenue Secretary. Singh, who is heading investigation in the 2G scam case for ED, said that frivolous complaints were filed after the recent attachment of property worth Rs 1.06 crore of the accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. He said the court should direct the CBI to probe into the alleged conspiracy of filing of such complaints or he should be relieved from the investigation in the 2G case.

A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer sought reply from the Centre, the CBI and the ED within three weeks. It also directed that no action shall be taken till the pendency of Singh’s plea.
During the brief hearing, lawyer Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing for Singh said earlier also several attempts were made to interfere with the investigation in the 2G scam by the accused but the court has always protected him. He said that Singh, a UP cadre police official who is presently on deputation with ED, has his promotion due and these complaints may hamper his future prospect.

BJP leader Subraminum Swamy, who also filed Interlocutory Application in the Aircel-Maxis case said that as far as he knows, Singh is an honest officer and does not understand why people in high offices are interfering. Singh, in his plea, said that recently two attempts have been made which could hamper his prospects in service.

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