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SC cancels 122 2G licences issued by A Raja

The apex court, however, ruled out any probe on Home Minister P Chidambaram for his alleged role in the spectrum scam, upholding CBI's argument that the trial court decide in the matter.

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: February 2, 2012  | 15:42 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all 122 licences granted to telecom companies during the tenure of former telecom minister A. Raja.

The apex court, however, ruled out any probe on Home Minister P Chidambaram for his alleged role in the spectrum scam.

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has ordered that licences of all 11 telecom companies, which were granted the 2G spectrum licences under Raja, be revoked. Three of these eleven companies have also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 4 crore each.

On Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy's plea that P Chidambaram be probed for his involvement in the scam, the apex court upheld the Central Bureau of Investigation's argument that the trial court decide in the matter.

  • SC asks CBI to give status report on investigation to CVC
  • Allocation of spectrum will be done through auction within 4 months: SC
  • SC asks TRAI to make fresh recommendation on grant of 2G licences.
  • SC holds that 122 licences for 2G spectrum were granted in arbitrary and unconstitutional manner.
  • Supreme Court asks trial court to decide on Home Minister within 2 weeks.
  • SC refuses to direct CBI to probe the alleged role of Chidambaram in the case.
  • SC leaves it to trial court to decide on probe against Chidambaram in 2G case.
  • Supreme Court cancels grant of 2G licences.
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