Special CBI Judge OP Saini, who is hearing the case on a day-to-day basis, exempted Behura from personal appearance before the court on April 11 and 18 to facilitate his appearance before the JPC.
The order came from the Tihar Jail, apprising the court that Behura, who is lodged in the jail since his arrest on February 2 last year, is required to appear before the JPC.
A letter has been received from the jail superintendent, accompanied by photocopies of letters received from the JPC and accused Behura, to the effect that oral evidence of Behura is to be recorded by the JPC on April 11 and 18, 2012 in committee room B, Parliament House annexe, New Delhi.
It is prayed in the letter that permission may be granted for the same, the judge said. The court directed the jail superintendent to ensure Behuras production before the JPC on the two dates.