The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has moved the Delhi High Court to advance the hearing in its appeal against the acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the 2G scam case. When the plea by CBI was taken up today, a Single Judge Bench of Justice AK Chawla issued notice to all the respondents in CBI’s early hearing application and listed it for hearing on July 30.
A special CBI court had, in December 2017, acquitted all the 17 accused in the case relating to irregularities in the allocation of 2G telecom spectrum and licences. This had led to the CBI filing an appeal against the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others on 20 March 2018. The Delhi High Court in 2018 granted more time to Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum case to file their replies to a CBI plea challenging their acquittal.
Justice Najmi Waziri allowed the pleas of some accused seeking more time to file response on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) petition and listed the matter for October 9 for further hearing.