Wind up Aircel-Maxis probe in six months

Aircel-Maxis case: SC asks if invisible hands are delaying probe, directs completion of investigation in 6 months

A bench led by Justice Arun Mishra directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete the probe within six months, observing that "you can not keep the people of the country in the dark".

"This a very serious and sensitive case. We are anxious about this case, we are very unhappy", said the bench observing that the investigation has been going on for long time, reports IANS.

The apex court while slamming probe agencies for delay in investigation warned the CBI and ED that further delay will attract contempt of court against the officials. We are unhappy the way things are going on as the investigation has not seen light of the day. "Army and others are contributing and helping in this matter and if in case there arises any difficulty in conducting the investigation then immediately he will inform the court", Singh said. The direction of the Supreme Court has come after Tushar Mehta appointed as the special public prosecutor in all 2G scam related cases.

Insisting that the people can not be kept in dark with regards to investigations into sensitive matters such as the 2G spectrum case, it allowed the Centre to file a status report on all investigations in the case in two weeks.

A special court in Delhi acquitted all the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation cases in December 2017. The top court said, "if not probe agencies, are invisible hands not completing 2G probe".

In the Aircel-Maxis controversy, one of the 2G scam related case, the focus has been shifted to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

The CBI had claimed that M/s Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd had sought Foreign Investement Promotion Board (FIPB) approval for 800 million Dollars for which only the CCEA was competent, but Chidambaram had given approval to the firm in March 2006.

In the Aircel-Maxis deal, the FIPB approval was supposed to go to the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Related News:

Most liked

Sam Bradford, Cardinals Agree to 1-Year, $20M Contract with Option
With this signing, the Cardinals are likely to use one of their first couple of draft picks on a quarterback. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that Bradford's issue was "degenerative".

26-30 railcard: How to buy the millennial railcard
Despite these restrictions, if you do regularly travel off peak or over long distances, the new railcard could save you a packet. There will be a £12 minimum on tickets between 4.30am and 10am, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Congressional Republicans Unlikely To Act To Counter Trump On Tariffs
And in OH , 410,300 workers are directly employed in industries that use steel and aluminum, according to Crain's Cleveland . Flake said he would "immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs", which he called "ill-advised".

Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Andrew Norwell
The expected deal will guarantee Norwell $30 million and on average make him the NFL's most well-paid guard. Last year's starting left guard, Patrick Omameh, is set to become a free agent this week.

China to Merge Banking, Insurance Regulators: Document
Functions such as drafting key regulations and prudential oversight will be transferred to the PBOC, according to the document. The securities and state assets regulators were not mentioned among the proposed changes.

Siale Angilau Shot In Courtroom After Attacking Witness
He also noted that the defendant was already on the ground when the Marshall fired the final three shots, CBS News also reported. The family of Siale Angilau , 25, have argued that the United States marshal who shot him dead used excessive force.

Shareholder Deutsche Bank Ag Lifted Cisco Sys INC (CSCO) Holding
On Thursday, December 14 the insider MCGEARY RODERICK C sold $578,740. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares were sold by BARTZ CAROL . COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Washington Trust Bank Has $9.11 Million Holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc". (NYSE:FCN).

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead in London
In 2017, during a trial in absentia in Russia, Glushkov was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $123m from Aeroflot . Counter-terror police are examining the death of a Russian businessman in London , believed to be Nikolai Glushkov.

Former Florida TE Trey Burton agrees to monster deal with Chicago Bears
The 26-year-old Parkey has converted 86.4 of his career FG tries in parts of four seasons with the Eagles , Browns and Dolphins. In his second season in Jacksonville in 2015, Robinson caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards, and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns.

Danny Woodhead Reportedly Released by Ravens After 1 Season with Team
The Baltimore Ravens will not pick up the option for right tackle Austin Howard , according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He finished 2010-11 with a single-season career-high 545 yards rushing, including five touchdowns on the ground.

Myanmar : UN Findings on Human Rights Lack Credibility
UN Myanmar investigator Yanghee Lee said the government used Facebook to disseminate information to the public. This content goes viral, normalizing hate speech and shaping public perception.

Google cofounder's flying taxi takes to the skies in New Zealand
With a 36-foot wingspan, the aircraft flies between 500 and 3,000 feet above the ground at around 110 miles per hour. Bonus points: The Kitty Hawk taxis will be autonomous.

Real Madrid planning Antoine Griezmann offer despite Barcelona agreement - Spanish report
Earlier yesterday, Gerard Moreno got the victor , his 12th goal of the season, as Espanyol beat Real Sociedad 2-1. The win moved Villarreal to sixth place, one point behind Sevilla and a point ahead of Girona.

Pogba included in Man Utd squad to face Sevilla
They are also flakey on the road and their 5-1 drubbing at Spartak Moscow earlier in the campaign was nothing short of a disaster. United are not now being tipped for the crown with the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid dominating the odds .

Spring Statement: Chancellor unveils consultation on plastic tax
Hammond's Treasury deputy Liz Truss said there would be "no red box, no rabbits out of the hat and no tax changes". The budget statement is also tipped to include improved economic growth and borrowing forecasts.