Government seeks gag order on Swamy for speaking on 2G !!

published on January 21, 2012

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS): The government has moved the Supreme Court for an appropriate order against Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy for publicly speaking on 2G spectrum matter, which is before both the apex court and a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.

The government, in its application, annexed the newspaper extracts which have verbatim quoted Swamy making defamatory allegations against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister P. Chidambram, and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi in the context of 2G scam.

The affidavit was filed by Sita Ram Meena, a director in the communication and IT ministry.

Noting that Swamy made defamatory allegations when the apex court and the special CBI court are seized of the 2G matter, the application said the sole object of the said speech was to “malign and lower the image and prestige of public servants holding important offices in the union government and in parliament”.

The court was told this in the course of the hearing of an application by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) that allged that union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid was interfering in the 2G trial by making statements giving clean chit to the companies facing prosecution.

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