NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reportedly considered the review petition filed by former Telecom Minister A Raja. However, the Supreme Court website is yet to upload any order in this regard.
Enquiries revealed that the file had been sent to the residence of the other judge for his signature.
Another version is that a decision on the review petition has been deferred for the day. The official spokesperson of the apex court told Express that unless the file came back, it was not possible to upload the orders. It may be recalled that the apex court had cancelled all the licences allotted for the 2G spectrum saying that the allocation violated the ‘principles of natural justice’ and ‘judicial norms’.
Raja, who has been in the high-security Tihar jail, averred that the findings of the verdict against him were ‘bound to prejudice’ his defence in the trial of the 2G scam. “Natural justice requires that if a matter is decided against a person by a judicial or quasi-judicial body, that person should be given an opportunity of being heard and a pronouncement, which condemns a person without hearing him, would be void. The judgement of the court in the present case has not observed these principles of natural justice and judicial norms and fair play in condemning him without hearing him or giving him an opportunity of being heard,” he averred in his petition filed in March.