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2G case: CBI seeks cancellation of Balwa’s bail


New Delhi, May 23 :

The CBI Friday requested the court hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case to cancel the bail of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, and filed reply to his plea for permission to withdraw the answers he gave in response to the court’s queries.

Shahid Usman Balwa
Shahid Usman Balwa

The investigating agency told Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge O.P. Saini that “looking into facts and circumstance and taking note of the objectionable content induced by accused and the other person responsible for it, the court may take action as per law against them”.

“The court may also cancel the bail granted to accused (Balwa),” the CBI said in its reply.

“This trend and slant of replies given by the accused (Balwa) person show that the objectionable contents are not inadvertent but have been included deliberately,” said the investigating agency.

“It is also noticeable that all these accused have the same group of advocates and the objectionable contents so included are thus not attributed merely to these accused,” the CBI submitted.

The CBI told the court that it may reconsider or recall its order on Balwa’s bail, looking on his conduct.

The court fixed the matter for May 28 for further hearing.

Balwa termed it a mistake.

“This was a bona fide mistake and the same was neither intentional nor deliberate but only due to an inadvertent error of recording the answers on the court’s computer,” he said.

Balwa faced the court’s ire with Judge Saini saying he “deserved” to be taken into custody for his misconduct.

On March 27, Balwa was handed over a document with 1,700 questions running into 824 pages by the court. The questions were part of recording of the statement of the accused in the case.

Balwa said in his plea that he understood the court’s queries and he required no further clarification.