2G Spectrum case; PM files affidavit, denies inaction by PMO
New Delhi: An affidavit on behalf of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was filed in the Supreme Court today which rejected the charge of inaction on the part of his office in dealing with the request of sanction for prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum issue.
In an 11-page affidavit, filed through Director, PMO, V Vidyawati, it was stated that there was no inaction on the part of the PMO on the complaint filed by Janata Party President Subramanium Swamy seeking the sanction for prosecution of Raja.
An apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly directed the PMO to file the detailed affidavit after Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam told the court Thursday that each one of Swamy’s letters to the prime minister has been replied to and steps taken thereof.
Swamy has denied having received any communication from the Prime Minister’s Office except for one that he received in March 2010.
Swamy said that he had on Nov 20, 2008 written to the prime minister seeking permission to launch criminal prosecution against then communications and IT minister A.Raja under the Prevention of Corruption Act.