SC directs CBI, ED to file status reports on Aircel-Maxis deal

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Apr 24 2014, 08:55am hrs
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate to file probe reports on the Aircel-Maxis deal in the 2G scam by May 1 when it will also consider the plea for vacating its stay on trial proceedings against business honchos Sunil Mittal and Ravikant Ruia in additional spectrum case.

"We understand that progress in the case (trial) has not been made and we would hear whether to continue with the interim order or not," a bench of justices HL Dattu and KS Radhakrishnan said.

The bench adjourned the case as Mittal's counsel Harish Salve was not available for arguments as he was making submissions in another case.

The CBI had started preliminary inquiry into the Aircel-Maxis deal in January 4, 2011, and nine months later on October 9 had registered the FIR. The trial proceedings against Mittal and Ruia were stayed by the apex through an interim order on April 8 last year. They had approached the apex court challenging special court's order.