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2G scam: Presidential reference not maintainable, says Centre for Public Interest Litigation

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Jul 10, 2012 at 02:26pm IST

New Delhi: The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Presidential reference in the 2G spectrum case to review the apex court's order cancelling 122 licences was not maintainable.

The CPIL said that the review of the Supreme Court's verdict in the 2G scam was not permissible by way of a Presidential reference.

The Attorney General for India, however, argued that the apex court's judgement in the scam raised doubts on the manner in which natural resoutrces were to be distributed.

2G scam: 'Presidential reference not maintainable'

The CPIL has said that the review of the SC's 2G verdict is not permissible by way of a Presidential reference.

"Environmental resources and natural resources are different. Public trust doctrine can only be applied to environmental resources and for their protection," the AG argued.

Meanwhile, arguments in the case continued.

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