The Supreme Court today rapped the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for inordinate delay in completing the probe in 2G scam case. The Supreme Court directed the central agencies to complete the 2G scam probe in six months and submit report.
Coming down heavily on the agencies for delayed probe, the Supreme Court asked, “Are invisible hands stalling 2G probe?” It directed the agencies to report to the court interferences, if any, in 2G scam probe.
Meanwhile, the focus in the case has shifted onto former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the case related to Aircel-Maxis deal. His role in giving FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) approval in Aircel-Maxis case is under the scanner.
Recently, the special trial court of Delhi acquitted all the accused including former Telecom Minister A Raja in 2G spectrum allocation case. However, probe in other 2G scam cases are still going on. One of these cases involves P Chidambaram. In another case, his son Karti Chidambaram is facing probe and has been arrested by the agencies. He was sent to judicial custody till March 24 in INX Media case.
As carried in IT