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Can’t cancel 2G licences over CAG report: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it cannot cancel the 2G liscences on the basis of CAG report.

The apex court adjourned the hearing on the matter till March 1 after giving the remark that any decision taken by the government on the issue will be subject to the outcome of the petitions pending before it.

The remark has been given by a Supreme Court bench, comprised of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice AK Ganguly, on the plea by an NGO – Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL).

The NGO has sought a direction from the Supreme Court for restraining the Government from regularising the licences of the telecom companies which failed to meet the roll-out obligations.

Giving its remark on NGO counsel Prashant Bhushan’s concern that the Government was regularising the licences of the companies by imposing penalties on the companies, the bench further said, “If the licences are going to be cancelled, it cannot be cancelled only on the basis of the CAG report”.

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