A bench of Justices GS Singhvi and KS Radhakrishnan rejected the submission of Swamy that the defamation plea was filed to deter him from pursuing the 2G scam case here in which he had raised the issue of Aircel-Maxis deal.

The court was not satisfied with the response to its query as to whether the defamation suit filed in Singapore court had any co-relation with the pending 2G case before it. "It might have been filed to create difficulties to you but you have to show the link between the two cases," the bench said. "Tell us the link between the two companies and the Aircel-Maxis deal,” it added.

The bench had earlier on November 22 last year issued notices to the firms in which Swamy alleged that Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram has stakes.

The court, which had also asked Singapore-based Advantage Strategic Singapore to respond to Swamy's plea, however, did not issue notices to Finance Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and one CBN Reddy, who were also made parties by Swamy.

Earlier, the notices were issued on Swamy's plea which alleged that the foreign firm, without any legal notice, lodged a defamation suit in the High Court of Singapore citing "You Tube and other internet publications" which were not posted by him.

(Agencies)

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