2G spectrum scam: Supreme Court dismisses pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd
The Supreme Court today dismissed pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd and its promoters challenging the Special CBI court’s jurisdiction. The matter pertains to holding trial against them in 2G spectrum scam. The apex court had on September 22 reserved its verdict on a petition filed by the company and its promoters.The petitioners had contended that since there is no offence made out against them under Prevention of Corruption Act, the Special 2G Court had no jurisdiction to prosecute them in the case. The CBI had opposed their plea, saying the company and its promoters were trying to scuttle the trial that was in an advanced stage.