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CBI 'unconstitutional': Supreme Court stays Gauhati High Court's order

New Delhi, Nov 9 : The Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the Gauhati High Court's order that called the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as "unconstitutional".


The apex court will again hear the matter on Dec 6.

The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the Gauhati High Court's order.

The people accused in the 2G spectrum scam on Friday sought a stay on the proceedings of the case in a Delhi court in the wake of the ruling of the Gauhati High Court holding the CBI as "unconstitutional".

The accused, including former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A Raja and top corporate executives,

Referring to Thursday's high court order, the accused including Raja and top corporate executives, said the continuance of the trial in the case which has been probed by CBI would amount to contempt of court.

"Before we proceed today I want to mention that the nation today woke up with banner headlines in newspapers that the CBI is not police," advocate Majeed Memom, appearing for accused Swan Telecom Promoter Vinod Goenka, said.

The defence then later presented judgement of the high court and said they will move a formal application in this regard in the court on Monday.

In its judgement, the High Court had struck down the resolution through which the CBI was set up and held all its actions "unconstitutional".

--IBNS (Posted on 09-11-2013)

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