Notices sent to accused on CBI petition

New Delhi | Updated: May 31 2013, 07:07am hrs
A Delhi court on Thursday issued notices to all the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking their response on July 3 on a plea by the CBI seeking to call 17 more prosecution witnesses, including Reliance ADA group chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani. Special CBI judge OP Saini issued notices after special public prosecutor UU Lalit told the court that their testimonies are required to be recorded to arrive at the truth.

Issue notices to the accused persons for July 3, the judge said, adding that he would decide on July 3 as to whether it would seek a reply from the accused on a separate CBI plea seeking to recall Department of Telecommunications (DoT) official Nitin Jain as a witness in the case.


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Separately, CBI director Ranjit Sinha said that the recording of statements of Ambani and his wife Tina as witnesses in the ongoing 2G case trial will help the CBI bolster its case.

Three top executives of the ADAG group Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara are accused in the ongoing case.

The agency has alleged that Shahid Balwa and Vivek Goenka promoted Swan Telecom, an accused firm in the 2G case, was a front of Reliance ADAG. The CBI claimed the move was aimed at getting telecom licences even though existing players were barred from getting fresh ones.