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2G case: Court to hear final arguments Nov 10

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New Delhi, Sep 10 :

A court here Wednesday fixed Nov 10 for hearing the final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation case against former telecom minister A. Raja, DMK’s Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and others.

The court of Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge O.P. Saini has concluded examination of defence witnesses in the case.

A Raja & Kanimozhi
A Raja & Kanimozhi

It has recorded the statements of 153 prosecution witnesses and 29 defence witnesses.

The court Wednesday said it will hear the CBI’s application seeking permission to examine some more people as prosecution witnesses Thursday.

The CBI moved an application in August requesting the court to issue directions to summon Enforcement Directorate (ED) Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh and others as prosecution witnesses.

The investigating agency told the court that some fresh facts have emerged in the probe conducted by the ED which had filed a separate charge sheet against 19 accused in a money laundering case related to the 2G spectrum allocation case.

According to the CBI, Raja was biased while distributing 2G mobile airwaves and operating licences to telecom firms, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

The court framed charges Oct 22, 2011, against 14 accused and three companies under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, faking documents, abusing official position, criminal misconduct by public servant and taking bribe.

All the accused, including Raja, are out on bail.

(IANS)