Shahid Balwa sent to Tihar Jail

February 18th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam, has been sent to Tihar jail.

Balwa was arrested on February 8 in Mumbai and was sent to Delhi on a transit remand.

The court considered CBI counsel Akhilesh’s submission that he is no longer required for interrogation but he may be remanded in judicial custody, as the probe is still incomplete.

CBI Judge O P Saini remanded Balwa in judicial custody a day after Raja was sent to Tihar Jail till March 3.

The court has directed Tihar authorities to consider Balwa’s plea to have home-made food and special orthopedic mattress and pillows in jail as his counsel requested for special privilege for his client, saying he is suffering from acute back pain.

Balwa is the fourth person to be arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2G scam. (ANI)

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