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Thursday, July 14, 2011

2G Spectrum Scam: Accused charge CBI with delaying trial!

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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, July 14, 2011.


The accused in 2G spectrum scam on Thursday charged the Central Bureau of Investigation in a court in New Delhi with delaying the proceedings for framing of charges for frustrating their chance of securing bail.
The accused, including former Telecom Minister A. Raja, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi and top corporate honchos, alleged that the CBI was filing additional documents to delay the proceedings required for starting arguments on framing of charges for which the special court has already asked the parties to complete the scrutiny of documents expeditiously.
The advocates for the accused raised objections to the CBI’s move and the proceedings in the 2G case witnessed for the first time, trading of charges between the accused and prosecutors.
The agency, the accused said, has not only “concealed the documents” and “wilfully abstained” from filing them with their charge sheets but “they (CBI) are not prepared to go for the trial because they have not completed their investigation”.
“Even in the Supreme Court, they have said that they are going to file another charge sheet. How do I know if it has anything against these 17 accused,” advocate Vijay Agarwal, appearing for Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Blawa, submitted before Special CBI judge O.P. Saini.

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