Supreme Court orders CBI, ED to complete 2G scam probe in six months

The Supreme Court has ordered Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate to wrap up the 2G spectrum allocation scam case by completing the investigation within six months.

A bench comprising of Justice Arun Misra and Justice Pravin Sinha also ordered the centre to submit a status report on the progress of the investigation in the case within two weeks.

The bench opined that the government and investigating agencies owe an answer to the people of the country on a ‘sensitive’ matter like this and added that the investigation has been going on for a long

“The issue is serious for this country. People want to know why the investigation has not been completed... We are worried about this case, we are very unhappy,” the bench said.

The court approved central government’s decision to appoint Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as the special public prosecutor for the 2G scam case and relieved senior advocate Anand Grover who was the special public prosecutor in the case since 2014.

In December 2017, a special CBI court acquitted all the 17 accused including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi in the CBI case. The court also dismissed a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate related to the 2G scam.

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