SC rejects two telecom service providers’ plea

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Supreme Court Monday rejected the plea by telecom service provider Essar tele holding and Loop telecom limited that they could not be proceeded against by the 2G special court into the charges of cheating and conspiracy in the allocation of 2G licences and allocation spectrum.

The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.K. Mukhopadhaya dismissed the plea holding that it lacked merit.

Pronouncing the judgement, Justice Mukhopadhaya said: “No merit and dismissed.”

Essar tele holding limited, Loop telecom limited and Vikas Saraf had moved the apex court that the special CBI court trying 2G cases could not proceed against them as it was set up to try cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act and their trial by the 2G special court would deprive them of one step in the judicial ladder to seek remedy.

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