Source : Indlaw.com
Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium today defending Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Supreme Court claimed that the Prime Minister has maintained high propriety in all communications including Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy’s letter.
Dr Swamy submitted before a bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly that some senior officials may be permitted to file an affidavit on behalf of the Prime Minister.
The apex court directed the government to file by Saturday an affidavit on behalf of the Prime Minister giving details of all communications between the Prime Minister and Dr Swamy.
The apex court told the Solicitor General ‘It is an extremely serious matter and all submissions made so far are only oral and therefore, you should file an affidavit so that if ultimately it is found that something important has been kept back, the record should speak.’ The Supreme Court adjourned till Monday the hearing of the two petitions in the Rs 1.76 lakh crore 2G Spectrum scam in which former Communications minister A Raja is the main accused.
Dr Swamy had written to the Prime Minister in November 2008, seeking sanction for the prosecution of Mr Raja under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
PMO responded to the letter after about 15 months on March 10,2010 and the CBI registered a case in September 2009 against an unknown person.
Dr Swamy has been given time till Saturday to respond to the affidavit of the government.
Dr Swamy had sent another letter to Prime Minister yesterday demanding that security of Raja be stepped up as he faces threat to his life from a Dubai based hitman and has expressed the apprehensions that he may be silenced forever for being in possession of sensitive information on the scam.