2G case: Trial completes one year, over 100 witnesses examined
Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV Director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also accused in the case.
Besides these 14 accused persons, three telecom firms – Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), Reliance Telecom Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd -- are also facing trial in the case. They have been arrayed as accused in the first two CBI
charge sheets filed on April 2 and 25 last year respectively.
The court had on October 22, 2011 framed charges against 17 accused under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, faking documents, abusing
official position, criminal misconduct by public servant and taking bribe.
The offences entail punishment ranging from six months in jail to life imprisonment.
Out of a total of 154 prosecution witnesses, named in the first two chargesheets, the court has recorded the statements of 77 of them.
Some high profile prosecution witnesses, who are yet to be examined, includes Attorney General G E Vahanvati, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and current RBI Governor D Subbarao.
After the commencement of trial in the case, the CBI on December 12 last year had filed its charge sheet against Essar Group promoters Ravi and Anshuman Ruia, and Loop Telecom promoters I P Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan for their alleged role in the criminal case linked to the 2G scam.
Essar Group director
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