2G: Apex court issues notice to CBI (Lead)

August 10th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on a petition by Sanjay Chandra of Unitech and Vinod Goenka of DB Realty seeking bail in the second generation spectrum scam.

Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice H.L. Dattu issued the notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and asked it to respond in two weeks.

Both Chandra and Goenka were represented by senior counsels Ram Jethmalani and Mukul Rohtagi. They have challenged the high court order of May 23 rejecting their bail.

Faulting the high court verdict, the petitioners said that it was a well settled legal position that bail relief is a norm and denial is an exception.

The petitioners said that their fundamental right to freedom granted under article 21 of the constitution was being violated.

Their petitions said that the denial of bail was unjustified as there was no evidence that the petitioners may tamper with evidences or influence the witnesses.

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