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Supreme Court Dismisses Two Staff Members For Trying To Protect Anil Ambani

The Supreme Court has summarily dismissed two court masters for allegedly tampering with its order directing personal appearance of Reliance Communications (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani, reported The Telegraph.

According to Nation Herald, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as the administrative head of the court dismissed Manav Sharma and Tapan Kumar Chakraborty, who held the rank of assistant registrars. The court masters are responsible for taking down all orders dictated in the open court or in the judges’ chambers.

They were reportedly dismissed for tempering with the January 7 order passed by the bench of Justices RF Nariman and Vineet Saran that had directed personal appearance of Anil Ambani in the contempt petitions filed by the Swedish Telecom equipment maker Ericsson.

The bench had specifically made it clear that personal appearance is “not” dispensed with but the copy of the order uploaded in the official website of the top court stated personal appearance is dispensed with. The summons issued to Ambani also stated “personal appearance is dispensed with”.

However, the discrepancy was brought to the notice of the bench on January 10 by Dushyant Dave, senior counsel appearing for Ericsson. The bench headed by Justice Nariman was shocked to know about it. It reportedly clarified that it had specifically required the presence of Anil Ambani.

Economic times reports that e arlier this month, Reliance Communications commenced insolvency proceedingsthrough the National Company Law Tribunal. The former telecom major has nearly ₹450 billion in debts. In order to trim its debt burden, Ambani was hoping to secure a mammoth sale of spectrum assets to his brother Mukesh Ambani’s Jio. However, the deal was called off in December last year. As things stand, Reliance Communications is struggling to find buyers for its assets.

Supreme Court rejects pleas to probe Rafale deal

Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking CBI probe into Rafale deal; says there is no occasion to doubt the decision-making in Rafale deal; also says no proof of commercial favouritism; Govt welcomes the judgement of Supreme Court; FM Arun Jaitley dubs all allegations against Rafale deal as fiction writing that compromised national security; dismisses JPC probe demand; Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Rafale needed for national security; matter has been put rest with SC verdict.

Kharge, striking a confrontational note, said he would ask the PAC to summon Attorney General KK Venugopal and CAG Rajiv Mehrishi and question them about when this report was tabled before the panel, and if not, why the submission was made before the top court

Rahul Gandhi had on Friday asserted that no such report was given to the House panel headed by Kharge. "Where has that report gone? Is it with some other PAC that PM Modi has set up," he asked in a dig at the government.