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CJI Misra recuses from hearing Aircel-Maxis case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Chief Justice of Misra on Wednesday recused from hearing the Aircel-Maxis case and sent the case to another Supreme bench hearing the 2G scam case.

The was hearing the submissions by (BJP)

Swamy had sought prosecution of many in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

The 2G spectrum case relates to the 2G spectrum licence allocations in 2007-08, which caused, according to a report by the of India, a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the public exchequer.

It was among the major corruption scandals that came to light during the second term of the headed by

The Aircel-Maxis deal refers to a series of allegations of kickbacks in the telecom sector, which was part of the wider 2G scam.

In 2011, former head C Sivasankaran complained to the that he was being forced by then telecom to sell to the Malaysia-based owned by T Ananda Krishnan.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 15:45 IST