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Updated: December 17, 2010 02:05 IST

Opposition trying to delay probe: Sibal

Sandeep Joshi
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Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has turned down the Opposition demand for a JPC probe into the 2G issue. File photo
The Hindu Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has turned down the Opposition demand for a JPC probe into the 2G issue. File photo

Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to monitor and widen the scope of probe into the 2G spectrum allocation. He also accused the Opposition of trying to delay the investigation by demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe.

Stating that Supreme Court's monitoring would take the probe in the right direction as the investigating agencies — the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate — had been asked to file a report in February, Mr. Sibal said: “Is the Opposition demanding a JPC to delay probe into 2G policy since 2001 … There is no executive authority between them — the Supreme Court and investigating agencies.”

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