2G: Ravi Ruia, three others exempted from personal appearance

February 22nd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here granted exemption to corporate honcho Ravi Ruia of the Essar group and three others from making a personal appearance in the 2G case Wednesda.

The matter has been listed for March 17.

The defense counsel of Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia, a promoter of the Essar group, told special CBI judge O.P. Saini that they were outside India. The defense counsel of the two other accused, Loop Telecom promoters I.P. Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan, moved the application of exemption on health grounds.

CBI did not oppose the application of exemption moved by all four accused in 2G scam.

The court granted exemption to all four accused and directed them to appear on the next date of hearing.

Meanwhile, Viaks Saraf of the Essar group moved his bail application which the court has listed for March 17.

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