CAG cannot be the only basis for cancellation of spectrum: SC
The Supreme Court made it clear that the CAG report cannot be the only basis for
cancellation of licenses for the 2G spectrum and any decision taken by the
government on the issue will be subject to the outcome of the petitions pending
"Everything they (government) do after filing of the petition, is subject to the
outcome of the petitions," a bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K
"We do not know what they are doing. But if they do, it is subject to the outcome
of our order," the bench said.
The remarks by the bench came on the plea by an NGO Centre for Public Interest
Litigation (CPIL) which was seeking a direction to the government for restraining
it from regularising the license of the telecom companies which failed to meet the
NGO's counsel Prashant Bhushan said that the government was regularising the
licenses of the companies by imposing penalties on the companies.
The bench further said, "If the licenses are going to be cancelled, it cannot be
cancelled only on the basis of the CAG report."