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2G case: Court dismisses complaint against PM, Maran

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A Delhi court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran for their alleged role in the 2G case. File photo
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A Delhi court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran for their alleged role in the 2G case. File photo

The court said that petitioner Vivek Garg’s application "deserves to be dismissed with heavy cost."

A Delhi court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran for their alleged role in the 2G case.

Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini dismissed the plea and also imposed a cost of Rs. 20,000 on petitioner Vivek Garg, an RTI activist, saying he had filed the application to “seek cheap publicity and to waste the time of the court.”

“In view of the reasons stated above, I am satisfied that applicant (Garg) is not in possession of any evidence at all, but has filed the instant application against Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Dayanidhi Maran and others in order to seek cheap publicity and to waste time of the court,” the judge said and directed Mr. Garg to deposit Rs. 20,000 as cost within seven days.

The court said that Mr. Garg’s application “deserves to be dismissed with heavy cost” as he is not having any “real evidence” in his possession.

Mr. Garg, in his plea, had sought a direction to the CBI to file a status report on its investigation till date in the case filed against Mr. Maran in the 2G scam.

He had also sought a direction to the CBI to file a report as to whether the documents, on the basis of which an FIR was lodged against Mr. Maran, were the same which he had filed along with his application.

He had also said that if the contents of the CBI’s FIR is different than his complaint, then the agency be directed by the court to register a fresh or separate FIR against Dr. Manmohan Singh, Mr. Maran and others.

Mr. Garg in his complaint had alleged that the Prime Minister and Mr. Maran had “unlawfully changed and diluted” the original Terms of References (ToRs) for vacation and reallocation of spectrum leading to the 2G scam.

Earlier Mr. Garg had approached another Delhi court with the same complaint but the judge had dismissed it on the ground that as the matter pertains to 2G scam, it should be heard by the special 2G court.

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What with CBI deliberately presenting a weak case each time no justice is ever delivered. Now an activist going to the court with a plea for justice has been fined. At this rate all the activists would be running scared and would even hesitate to go to the court. Not fair Honorable Judge Saini, you are setting a bad precedent.

from:  Dutt Tarigoppula
Posted on: Jun 8, 2013 at 01:34 IST

Maran as every one knows forced his way in Spectrum deal. Not only he must be prosecuted but sent to Jail. Insteas, the judge had imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000 for bringing in a frivolous law suit. This has made our Judicial system a laughing stock of the entire humanity.Standing example of how money corrupts.

from:  M.Padmanabhan
Posted on: Jun 7, 2013 at 23:24 IST

Off late, RTI Act (and PIL) is becoming the most abused ACT by people with political activism and by people who are seeking publicity! A genuine court case by an ordinary citizen (I myself is a victim) takes years to even come for hearing! Ordinary citizen's genuine RTI applications gets rejected at different levels! My RTI application (to get a photocopy CBSE answer book) got rejected at CIC level - saying it does not come under RTI act, but Supreme Court verdict had given the nod! But PILs and RTI applications of this nature - political activism of narrow interest - seem to jump the queue very easily and CLOGGING the system which is already overloaded! Good Verdict!

from:  haradhan Chandra Mandal
Posted on: Jun 7, 2013 at 17:25 IST
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