The Supreme Court Friday said that Aircel spectrum shall be seized and transferred to some other provider by the government if the controller-company and its owner Ananda Krishnan does not appear in court within two weeks.
Airwaves granted to telecom operator Aircel could be cancelled if two executives at Malaysian parent Maxis Bhd do not appear at a trial court, the Supreme Court warned on Friday.
"We can't allow anyone to use the assets of this country and run away from the process of law...if he wants to use the spectrum, he must come here and face the law", the court said. CBI arrested karunadhi's daughter kanimoli (Kanimozhi) and Raja in the same case and latter released on a bail.
Krishnan added that they can not tolerate a person using the national resource such as spectrum of India and not honouring the court notice.
An IANS report added: "The court said the Ministry of Information Technology would devise ways and means by which the 2G licence originally granted to Aircel could be provisionally transferred to any other service provider, so that subscribers might not suffer any adverse consequences".
The court was hearing a plea filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), a non-profit organization led by advocate Prashant Bhushan.
Special Judge OP Saini, presiding over all 2G matters in Patiala Court, had issued warrants against the four in September 2016 in response to the CBI's plea. The court specified that, if the proposed order is passed, it would not be open to any of the accused to raise the issue of monetary losses. In such a situation, the court felt the only way left was to approach the Interpol.
Mr Ananda Krishnan and Mr Marshall are among a number of people charged two years ago in relation to Aircel's 2006 sale to Maxis, which prosecutors allege was aided by former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran.
It was alleged that Maran had forced Sivasankaran to transfer his ownership to Krishnan. Mr. Maran is said to have receied bribes for his work and the bribe money was put as an investment in a company owned by the Maran family.