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2G spectrum scam: Supreme Court restrains transfer of 2G licences from Malaysia's Maxis

The Supreme Court Of India Restrained Transfer Of 2G Licences From Malaysia's Maxis Which Was Originally Allotted To Aircel To Any Other Telecom Company On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 06 Jan 2017, 06:42:43 PM

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court of India on Friday restrained transfer of 2G licences from Malaysia's Maxis which was originally allotted to Aircel to any other telecom company.

The SC bench proposed to restrain earning of any revenue by using 2G spectrum licences which were originally granted to Aircel in 2006.

The bench said that the instant order is being issued to bring to the notice of Malaysian businessman T Ananda Krishnan, the owner of Maxis group, to make his appearance in the apex court.

If Ananda Krishnan and Ralph Marshall of Maxis fail to make appearance in the apex court on Jan 27, 2G licences granted to Aircel shall be seized, it added.

It asked the Telecom Ministry to devise more ways and means  to avoid adverse consequenses following the order to Aircel subscribers by provisionally transferring 2G licences to others service providers.

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“We cannot tolerate a person using the national resource such as spectrum of India and not honouring court notice,” the bench said.

The apex court has directed the Indian government to publish its instant order in two leading newspapers in Malaysia.

It directed that in case the proposed order is passed, it would not be open to any of the accused to raise the issue of monetary losses.

The bench has posted the material for further hearing on January 27 and also added that other  averments made by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy will be dealt with at later stage.

Swamy had alleged that FIPB clearances to Aircel Maxis were granted illegally.

With Inputs from PTI

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First Published : 06 Jan 2017, 05:41:00 PM

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