SC Asks CBI to Brief It on Probe into FIPB Clearance to Aircel-Maxis Deal

Published: 10th October 2014 05:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2014 05:04 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the CBI to brief it on agency probe on FIPB clearance given to controversial Aircel-Maxis deal by the UPA government.    

A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu asked the CBI to respond after BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy submitted that there has been no progress on that front even though the agency stated in its charge sheet that aspect needed to be probed.            

The bench deferred the hearing for October 16 as Special Public Prosecutor(SPP) in 2G scam case Anand Grover, pleaded that he needed some time to file his note on the allegation against CBI Director.            

On the last date of hearing on September 22, the apex court had sought the assistance of SPP, appointed by it for trial in 2G cases, saying that any order passed by it may have ramifications on multi-crore scam cases.   

It had also agreed to consider a plea for hearing allegations levelled against him without knowing the name of the whistleblower in a case relating to controversial entries in the visitors' diary at his residence.

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