2G case: Trial completes one year, over 100 witnesses examined
Department of Telecom (DoT) by using Loop Telecom as a "front"
to secure 2G licences in 2008.
They were slapped with the charges of committing offences only under the IPC as the CBI did not find enough evidence to prosecute them under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The special court on May 25 this year had framed charges of conspiracy to cheat the government against eight accused, including three telecom firms, named in the charge sheet filed on December 12, 2011.
While the court said all the accused were charged with the offence under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) read with section 420 (cheating) of IPC, the substantial charge of cheating was made out against Saraf only.
After framing charges, the court on July 26 had commenced the trial against them and till now it has recorded statements of 28 prosecution witnesses out of the 100 named in the charge sheet in the case.
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