Evidence vs perception
The 2G verdict asserts inviolability of procedural justice and is a triumph for principles of fair trial.
The judgment raises larger questions of fundamental importance. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar)
The verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation cases is significant on various counts. By categorically declaring that no case of “high political corruption” was made out, in the absence of proven facts through “legally admissible evidence,” the court has drawn a distinction between persecution and lawful prosecution. In the process, it rejected the evidentiary value of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, earlier junked by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in establishing a case of corruption.