New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to consider setting up a special court to deal with the Rs 1.76 lakh crore 2G spectrum scam.
A bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said there was a need for a special court in view of the magnitude of the offence as otherwise the objective of the prevention of Corruption Act and Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) could not be achieved.
“Unless the government is prepared to create a special court, purpose will not be served. It is the need of the hour, we must have exclusive courts to deal with these offences,” the bench observed.
Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium admitted that the case needs special expertise and said he would consult the government and report back to the court.
“We have to get a special court if we want objective of the statue to be achieved.