CBI Special Court imposes costs of Rs 20,000 on RTI activist Vivek Garg
A Special CBI judge O P Saini dismissed the plea of RTI activist Vivek Garg seeking lodging of an FIR against the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and also the former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran for their alleged role in the 2G scam. The Court held that the application was not covered by any provision of law. The special CBI court also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 for wasting the time of the court which is to be deposited within seven days.
Alleging that the CBI is not disclosing whether it had taken him as a co-complainant in the case, Garg had sought a direction to the CBI to file a status report on its investigation till date in the case filed against Maran. He had also alleged that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Maran had unlawfully diluted the original Terms of References (ToRs) for vacation and reallocation of spectrum leading to the 2G scam. The Special CBI Court said that the application deserves to be dismissed with heavy penalty as he is not having any evidence in his possession and the application has been filed to seek cheap publicity.
The Special CBI court ruled out any monitioring of the investigation at its level as it is already being monitored by the Supreme Court.