Constitute special court for 2G scam: SC to govt
New Delhi: Broadening the net, the Supreme Court today asked the CBI to bring under its scanner corporate houses which were beneficiaries of the 2G spectrum scam without being influenced by their status be it millionaires or whether they are on the Forbes list.
Giving a free hand to the investigating agency and setting the contours of the probe, the Court asked the government to set up a special court exclusively to try the spectrum scam case.
A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly asked the agency to lay its hand on the big corporate houses and the government officials who may have a role in the scam "as mere summoning them for examining them may not be sufficient".
"We have a large number of persons who think themselves to be law. Law must catch them. It should be done with greater expedition. Merely they are in the list of Forbes or they are millionaires does not make any difference," the Bench said after perusing the status reports filed by the probe agencies in which names of big corporates houses and their officers were mentioned.
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