2G trial: Court to hear CBI plea for more witnesses Nov 10
news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| October 27, 2014| 7.00 pm IST A special court in Delhi on Monday fixed Nov 10 for hearing arguments on the CBI plea seeking permission to examine some more people as prosecution witnesses in the 2G spectrum allocation case. The Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge O.P. Saini listed the matter for Nov 10 for hearing argument on the agency's plea seeking court's directions to summon Enforcement Directorate (ED) Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh and others as prosecution witnesses. Many accused including, former communications minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, opposed the CBI plea seeking permission to examine some more people as prosecution witnesses in the case. Kanimozhi has told special court that the CBI has filed this application at a "highly belated stage" when the recording of evidence has already been closed and requested the court to dismiss the plea. The agency has told the court that some fresh facts have emerged in the probe conducted by the ED which had filed a separate chargesheet against 19 accused in a money laundering case related to the 2G scam. According to the CBI, the then communications minister A. Raja was biased in allocating 2G mobile airwaves and operating licenses to telecom firms, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer. The court framed charges Oct 22, 2011, against 14 accused and three companies under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act. All the accused, including Raja, are out on bail.