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2G court may take appropriate view on Tina Ambani's plea: CBI

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 19:19

New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday left it to a Delhi court to take appropriate view on Tina Ambani's plea for exemption from appearance on August 23 as a witness in the 2G spectrum case.

"It is prayed that this court may take an appropriate view in the instant application filed on behalf of Mrs Tina A Ambani deemed fit in the interest of trial of the case," the CBI said in its reply filed before Special Judge O P Saini.

The reply was filed by the CBI on the plea of Tina Ambani who had sought exemption from personal appearance on August 23, when she is scheduled to appear in the court as a witness.

Tina Ambani's husband Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani has also been summoned as a prosecution witness in the 2G case and his deposition is scheduled for Thursday.

The CBI, in its two-page reply on Tina Ambani's plea, said, "No witness other than Mrs Tina Ambani has been summoned for August 23, 2013."

"Moreover, most of the prosecution witnesses in this case now have been examined during trial and only few additional witnesses now called by the prosecution under section 311 CrPC and the investigating officers primarily remain to be examined in the trial," the agency said.

The court, which was scheduled to hear the arguments on the plea today, listed it for hearing tomorrow.

In her plea, Tina Ambani had said that due to "prior commitments" it would not be possible for her to travel to Delhi on August 23.

"I wish to state that owing to prior commitments, it will not be possible for me to travel to Delhi on August 23, 2013. I request your honour (judge) to kindly grant an adjournment for my appearance and fix a new date at any time towards the end of September 2013 or preferably October 2013 at your convenience," she had said, adding that summons dated July 26 has been received by her on August 6.


First Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 19:19
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