Sunday, February 5, 2012

Swamy to move SC against trial court order on Chidambaram

Refusing to give up his efforts to make Home Minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in 2G scam, Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy said he will move the Supreme Court within a month to challenge a Delhi court's order rejecting his plea as he has a "very very strong case".
Swamy described Special CBI Judge O P Saini as a "good man" but said the "order is bad" and he was surprised by it.
"I will appeal against this order in Supreme Court. The order is bad because the Judge has in his order agreed that Chidambaram and A Raja (former Telecom Minister) had jointly decided to follow the 2001 policy of first-come first-serve for selling spectrum," he told reporters in New Delhi hours after the judgement.
Calling the verdict as an "interim relief" to Chidambaram, he said the court has also agreed that Chidambaram and Raja agreed on dilution of equity and wondered why only Raja had been jailed on the basis of these charges.
"The Judge said that I did not prove how Chidambaram acted in a malafide manner in the fixation of spectrum price at 2001 rate. This comes only during the time of trial," he said.
Asked whether he would appeal in the High Court or Supreme Court, Swamy said the Supreme Court had said earlier that a trial court's decision could be challenged directly in the apex court.
"I will appeal against the order in the Supreme Court within a month's time. I have three months' time to appeal," he said, insisting that he has a "very very strong case" both against Chidambaram and A Raja, who is the main accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

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