Spectrum case is mother of all scams: Apex court

November 24th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Given the enormity of the amount involved, the scandal related to spectrum allocation to mobile companies was the mother of all scams, the Supreme Court said Wednesday.

“This scam will put to shame all other scams put together,” said the apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly.

The apex court made this observation when senior counsel K.K. Venugopal, appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was citing various judgments of the apex court dealing with various scams.

Venugopal sought to make a distinction between earlier scams and the spectrum scam saying that the investigating agency in this matter was probing the matter with expedition, efficiency and alacrity.

In the instant case the court is hearing a petition by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking court monitoring of the CBI investigation into the spectrum scandal.

The hearing will continue Thursday.

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