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Monday, January 10, 2011

Contempt Petition against Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal
Source : Indlaw

Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy today filed in the Supreme Court a contempt of court petition against Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal for making a statement that the CAG report had presented 'erroneous figures' on alleged losses caused in the 2G spectrum sale. 

Mr Sibal had stated at a press conference last week that the figure of 1.76 lakh crore loss to the exchequer in the spectrum sale in the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report was erroneous as actually, there was 'zero loss'. 

Dr Swamy claimed that the Minister' statement amounted to interference in the CBI investigation in the spectrum allocation case which is being monitored by the Supreme Court. 

The petitioner has submitted that the statement of the Minister was an attempt to influence the CBI investigations. It amounted to 'deliberate and wilful disobedience and interference with the orders of the apex court.' The application is likely to come up for hearing along with the main petition filed by Dr Swamy for cancellation of 122 licenses given to 11 companies.

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