SC criticises Sibal for undermining CAG report

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today pulled up Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal for making statements undermining the CAG report on the 2G scam and asked him to behave with some sense of responsibility.

"It is unfortunate. The minister should behave with some sense of responsibility," the bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said.

It directed the CBI to go ahead with the probe into the scam without getting influenced by any body`s statement.

The CAG has estimated a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crores to the exchequer in allocation of 2G spectrum during the tenure of former Telecom Minister A Raja.

"In our opinion, the CBI which is conducting investigation into the 2G scam is expected to carry out the probe without being influenced by the statement made by anybody, anywhere, including the press," the bench said.

Sibal had termed as "utterly erroneous and without any basis" the estimated loss arrived at by the CAG on account of allocation of 2G spectrum to telecom operators.

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