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Updated: April 4, 2012 23:58 IST

No reviewing 2G verdicts, rules court

J. Venkatesan
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File photo shows a technician checking a mobile tower in Hyderabad. The Supreme Court has dismissed all petitions seeking review of its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
File photo shows a technician checking a mobile tower in Hyderabad. The Supreme Court has dismissed all petitions seeking review of its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

The Supreme Court has upheld its February 2 order cancelling 122 ‘2G spectrum licences' on the ground that they were illegally allotted to various companies during A. Raja's tenure as Telecom Minister.A Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and K.S. Radhakrishnan rejected review petitions. “We have carefully perused the record of the case and are satisfied that the judgment of which review has been sought does not suffer from any error apparent.”

It has also refused to entertain Mr. Raja's plea seeking review of the verdict. “We… are convinced that there is no valid ground much less justification to entertain the prayer made by the applicant.” Mr. Raja contended that he was condemned by the court for his alleged illegalities without giving him an opportunity of being heard and without making him party to the proceedings.

‘Apprehension baseless'

The Bench said: “The apprehension expressed by Mr. Raja that the observations will prejudicially affect his cause is not well-founded because in para 81(vii), it has been made clear that the observations contained in the judgment shall not prejudice any person including the applicant, who is facing prosecution in the cases registered by the CBI or who may face prosecution on the basis of charge-sheet(s) which may be filed by the CBI in future and the Special Judge, CBI shall decide the matter uninfluenced by this judgment.”

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UPA II government headed by Mr.Clean alias Manmohan Singh by filing the review petition has betrayed its shamelessness knowing full well that it is on an indefensible wicket. Days were when a mild passing sarcastic rebuke was enough to sensitise people in seats of power to own up and quit. Here is a Central government whose only stock in trade is cling on to chair no matter what the courts say and continue their loot and plunder of the national wealth.Are we living in the land of Mahatma Gandhi or some other Gandhi? Every affair handled by the Singh-Sonia dispensation is sounding the death knell for the basic interests of the hapless common man whose right is only to vote in elections and get looted! One will not be surprised if this power hungry govt manages after 2014 to stitch together a coalition from the rags it surely will find itself in.

from:  G.Jagannathan
Posted on: Apr 13, 2012 at 20:14 IST

Yet again it is shown that the SC, CAG, EC, a handful of public spirited MPs, and the civil society are saving India for future generations. With so many brilliant minds, legal eagles, star performers in the govt (and in the opposition parties), why are the Parliamentarians presenting an image to the world of being anti-law, pro-criminality, pro-plunder of national wealth even if it impoverishes all future Indians, pro-usurpation by the rich and powerful, pro-misuse of democratic mechanisms for personal gain, pro-corruption, pro-tyranny of daily bribery by corrupt govt officials, anti-citizen and anti-democracy? Is this the best way the political leaders can rescue more than half the citizens, who eke out a poverty-
stricken, miserable existence, with little future prospect? Is sending rockets to the moon sufficient on its own to make India an advanced society? Is it any wonder that citizens and well-wishers despair, and friendly foreign govts are baffled? What should citizens do?

from:  D Mahapatra
Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 at 13:58 IST

Again the UPA plan failed to get result. First they accepted the verdict and later applied for review petition, may be because of DMK pressure. Day by day they are facing extreme pressure from arise of new problems, so only getting confused for making big decisions at right time. This is one of them.

from:  Pavan Bandenavar
Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 at 08:58 IST

It is a matter of shame for the Government to file review petition in the case where the issue is well settled. No one will so easily forget how the PM acted in shielding Mr.Raja until the media tore to pieces the issue followed by the GAG report. It is no wonder that the telecom companies which has looted the Nations Income to their pocket seek review of the issue. But the Supreme court has rewritten the History by dismissing such petitions. Let the spirit continue in the days to come and the guilty punished.

from:  Adiseshan
Posted on: Apr 4, 2012 at 21:55 IST

Indian Judiciary, Indian Govt and India army are turning out to be three
warring factions in a power tussle. Ironically Citizens are spectators
and losers!!

from:  Ayyappa
Posted on: Apr 4, 2012 at 20:45 IST
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