The Department of Telecom withdrew its order stating that no coercive action should be taken against telecom companies for failing to comply with the Supreme Court order to pay Adjusted Gross Revenue-related dues with immediate effect. This follows the Supreme Court taking a stern view of the DoT’s failure to collect AGR dues as per its October 24, 2019 order. While withdrawing the order with immediate effect, the new order also directs that “immediate necessary action” is taken to comply with the October last order that had directed telcos to pay their dues within three months or by January 24.
Though he was granted bail in the case four days ago by a CJM court, Dr. Khan has been languishing in the Mathura jail. His family says the jail authorities did not give them any reason for withholding his release despite the court sending a special reminder to them to expedite his release after they approached the CJM court, Aligarh.
When asked about him being elevated as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court and that the discussion had started in 2019, he said certain developments happened in between, which were not known to him, because of which he was left with an option either to shift to Odisha or resign, and that he was reluctant to move to Odisha because of the short tenure.
Chawla, extradited from the U.K., has challenged the trial court order saying that during the extradition, MHA had given assurance to the UK government that he will be kept in Tihar jail only to face trial.