This Article is From Jul 11, 2011

Rohinton Nariman appears for Kapil Sibal in Supreme Court

Rohinton Nariman appears for Kapil Sibal in Supreme Court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear an affidavit filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding a CBI probe into the waiving of penalty by the Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal to Anil Ambani's Reliance Telecom.

The affidavit alleges that the Telecom Minister 'misused' his official position to benefit Reliance Infocomm by imposing a minor penalty of only Rs 5 crore for violating of 2G spectrum licence conditions.

It claims that the penalty would have risen to Rs 650 crore if the Department of Telecom (DoT) norms had been followed. However, Kapil Sibal has denied these allegations.

Meanwhile, Rohinton Nariman has said that he is appearing for DoT in plea alleging Sibal favoured RCom.

His appointment by the government had irked Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam who tendered his resignation. Mr Subramaniam today told NDTV that he quit in order to "protect the dignity of his office". (Read: Quit to protect dignity of office, says Solicitor General)