2G case: CBI moves SC for cancelling Chandra's bail
New Delhi: The CBI has moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of bail of Sanjay Chandra, MD of Unitech Ltd, who is an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, alleging that he tried to "sabotage the trial".
The agency alleged that Chandra misused the relief given to him and has violated the terms and conditions of bail and sought to recall apex court's November 23, 2011 order by which he was granted relief.
CBI alleged that the conduct of Chandra was questionable during the period of bail as he had approached prosecutor A K Singh and was found discussing about crucial witnesses.
His conversation with the prosecutor who was removed from the case reflected that the entire strategy of the CBI in dealing with the case was compromised, it said.
The recorded conversation between Chandra and Singh was leaked to the media.
"It is clear from the conduct of the accused that there has been a clear and direct attempt to sabotage the conduct of this trial and to impact its outcome.
"It is apparent that the freedom granted to the accused by means of enlargement from custody has been misused by him and that allowing him to continue unabated will be detrimental to the conduct of this trial and to the greater public interest," CBI said in its application.
It said that Chandra has "materially interfered" with the prosecution of the 2G case in an "attempt to influence" the conduct and outcome of the trial going on before a special CBI court.
The CBI application said, "It is submitted that in view of the post-bail conduct of the non-applicant (Chandra), cancellation of bail is warranted in the interest of justice.
"By reason of the above supervening circumstances, it would be no longer conducive to a fair trial to allow the accused to retain his freedom during the trial."
The agency said it had registered a Preliminary Enquiry report which named Chandra and Singh, who was then removed from the case.
The inquiry also suggested that the conversation took place between the two when the statement of crucial witness A K Srivastava, Department of Telecom's former Deputy Director General (AS) was being recorded in the court, it said.
It said that the CFSL report has also confirmed that the recorded conversation was neither tampered with nor any editing was done and it was the voice of Chandra and Singh.