Source : Indlaw
The Supreme Court today said it cannot cancel 2G spectrum licences purely on the basis of the CAG report.
A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly, however, ruled that all these licences will be subject to the outcome of the petitions pending in this court for cancellation.
The apex court was hearing two petitions filed by Centre for PIL, an NGO and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy seeking cancellation of all 122 licences granted by Union Telecom Ministry during the tenure of former Telecom Minister A Raja.
According to the petitioners, there was large scale bungling in the allocation of licences and out of 122, 85 licences were given to the companies, which were not eligible for allocation.
The petitioners have also contended that by illegally advancing the cut off date by a week with retrospective effect, 433 applicants were debarred from participating in the bidding process.