In the new dispensation it is always the corporates which get the upper hand. The latest is the decision of the TDSAT setting aside the fines put on Airtel and Vodafone for illegally providing roaming in circles where they did not have licence. Airtel was fined Rs. 650 crore and Vodafone Rs. 100 crore by DOT for causing huge loss to the government and BSNL.
Setting aside the DOT decision, the TDSAT allowed costs at Rs.25,000 for each of the petitioners ie, Airel and Vodafone.
Is it because the government and BSNL did not argue the case effectively or some compromise? Any way it is a sad affair, the complainant becoming he victims before the law.