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2G case: Court to hear ongoing final arguments on October 28

PTI 19 Oct 2015, 18:43:10 IST

New Delhi: A special court today fixed October 28 for hearing the final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case in which former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others are facing trial.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini deferred the case as special public prosecutor Anand Grover was not available today.

"It is submitted by K K Goel, senior public prosecutor for CBI, that Anand Grover, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) is not available today and prays for adjournment. Allowed. Put up the matter for further final arguments on October 28," the court said.

It also allowed the plea of Raja seeking its permission to travel to Tamil Nadu from today till October 27.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja's erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, and three top executives of Reliance ADAG -- Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair, are facing trial in the case.

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Besides them, Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV Director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also accused in the case.

Three telecom firms -- Reliance Telecom Ltd, Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd -- are also accused in the case.

All the accused have denied allegations levelled against them by CBI.

In its charge sheet, CBI had alleged a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of 122 licences for 2G spectrum, which was scrapped by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

The court had on October 22, 2011, framed charges against these accused under various provisions of IPC and under the relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, faking documents, abusing official position, criminal misconduct by public servant and taking bribe