Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Device credible mechanism to verify info. before filing #PIL : #SC on #Reliance Jio 4G PIL

The CJI, heading a bench which was hearing a fresh PIL filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation challenging the grant of 4G spectrum licenses to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Info comm Ltd, observed that there should be a credible mechanism to scrutinise the information before filing PILs.The Court was apprehending that vested interest people, to settle scores in their business rivalry, might misuse the credibility enjoyed by the CPIL.

Appearing on behalf of Centre for Public Interest Litigation Sr.Advocade Prashant Bhushan made an attempt to make it clear that it was aware of all the questions that was arising in the minds of the bench and said, we do not have any personal interest. He also said the PIL against the company was filed on the basis of the draft CAG report which had spoken about certain irregularities in the grant of 4G licence.