Slams Delhi-based journalist for filing "frivolous" petition
Deevakar Anand | July 13, 2011
The Delhi high court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by a city-based journalist M Furquan who had sought a direction to the CBI to make industrialists Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani and corporate lobbyist Nira Radia co-accused in the 2G spectrum scam. The journalist pleaded for similar directions to be passed on DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke slammed the petitioner calling it a “rubbish plea”. “I may impose a fine for filing such a plea,” he warned. The bench declined to pass any order and said that since the CBI was already investigating the case, such a plea had no locus standi.
“I will not pass any order. You argue on your own peril,” said justice Bharihoke asking Furquan to withdraw his petition, which he did but pleaded to be allowed to approach the supreme court to which the bench said, “I will not allow you to approach anywhere. Withdraw your petition.”
A similar petition by the same journalist was also rejected by the special CBI court earlier on the basis that neither there was any new evidence produced by the petitioner nor was he remotely associated with the case.
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