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SC notice to CBI on Kanimozhi plea for acquittal in 2G scam case

PTI 12 Aug 2014, 20:50:41 PM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued a notice to CBI on a plea by DMK MP Kanimozhi in 2G scam case for quashing of the charges against her in the spectrum allocation scam, claiming she has been falsely implicated in the case.

A bench, headed by Justice H L Dattu, sought a response from the agency to file its response within two weeks.  Kanimozhi, who is facing trial, sought discharge from case contending there was no evidence on record to justify the charges of receiving alleged bribe money.  

“Continuance of trial against the petitioner without any material basis would amount to an abuse of the process of the court and requires interference from this court to secure the ends of justice. It is submitted that the criminal proceedings against the petitioner have been initiated illegally and without jurisdiction,” the Rajya Sabha MP said in her petition.

The 44-year-old leader, who was granted bail on November 28, 2011 after spending over six months in Tihar Jail, also sought setting aside of all proceedings that has ensued after framing of charges. She was arrested on May 20, 2011.