2G case: CBI to file more documents (Lead)

March 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The CBI was Tuesday allowed by a special court here to present additional documents in the 2G case.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini accepted the application of the probe agency amid protests by defence counsel.

Defence counsel opposed CBI’s plea saying that it would prejudice the case against the accused.

DB Realty managing director Vinod Goenka’s defence counsel Majid Memon said: “The CBI is creating an unnecessary hurdle in smooth functioning of this trial.”

Public Prosecutor A.K. Singh said whenever investigating officers felt the necessity of placing additional documents, they do so for the interest of justice.

He said that the copies of the document were supplied to the accused so these would not prejudice their case.

The CBI has alleged that former telecom minister A. Raja allotted the second generation (2G) radiowaves in an arbitrary manner and caused a huge loss to the government exchequer.

According to the government auditor, the 2G scam, allegedly masterminded by Raja, pertained to a biased distribution of mobile airwaves and operating licences, in lieu of kickbacks, to telecom firms that could have cost the treasury up to Rs.1.76 lakh crore in lost revenue.

Nineteen individuals and six companies are accused in the case. Except for Raja and Behura, all other arrested accused have been released on bail.

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