The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected review petitions against its February 2 order cancelling 122 ‘2G spectrum licences' on the ground that they were illegally allotted to various companies during the tenure of the former Telecom Minister, A. Raja.

A Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and K.S. Radhakrishnan also rejected the plea for review sought by the Prime Minister's Office on certain observations contained in the judgment relating to sanction for prosecution in the private complaint of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy.

The order said: “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. In the garb of seeking review, the petitioner wants re-hearing of the case and we do not find any valid ground much less justification to entertain its prayer. In the garb of review, the petitioner cannot seek re-hearing of the matter and re-consideration of the issues decided by the court.”

The Bench, however, decided to hear in open court on April 13 the application filed by the Centre seeking clarification that it would not be possible for the government to complete the process of auction of 2G spectrum licences in four months as it would take at least 400 days to devise appropriate procedures.

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