2G case: Raja’s plea rejected

July 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court here Wednesday dismissed the plea of former communications minister Andimuthu Raja, arrested for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation case, opposing the start of arguments on framing of charges.

A similar plea by co-accused and former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura was also rejected.

The duo opposed the scheduled commencement of arguments before CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini from July 21, saying it should be put off to a later date until after the filing of the third charge sheet in the case.

Rejecting their plea, Judge Saini said: “Neither the accused nor the court can ask police (CBI) to conclude further investigation, as it is their statutory duty as well as right.”

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