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Court rejects Unitech MD plea to go abroad for son's treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 00:31

New Delhi: The plea of Unitech Ltd Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, facing trial for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation case, to go abroad for treatment of his 9-year-old son, was dismissed Tuesday by a Delhi court.
"Your application is dismissed," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said, turning down Chandra plea to go abroad for treatment of his son, diagnosed as suffering from diabetes.

Chandra had sought permission to go abroad between December 24 and 29 during court's winter vacations saying the doctor has given him appointment for December 27.
CBI, however, had opposed the plea saying probe regarding the money trail in the 2G case was still on.

"The probe in the case is being looked by two agencies, the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED). Investigation related to money trail in the 2G scam is still going on. ED had sent Letters Rogatory to its counterparts in Singapore and the agency is yet to receive the reply from them," Special Public Prosecutor U U Lalit had said.

He, however, had added that it was a "difficult task" for him and he felt sorry at the health condition of Chandra's son.

Senior advocate R S Cheema, appearing for Chandra, had said this was a case where opposition of his request was not justified and on humanitarian ground, the court could consider it.

"It is a medical emergency. His nine-year-old son is diagnosed with high grade type-1 diabetes. We have sought such a time for travel that the trial will also not be disturbed as the period falls in vacation.

"Both kidney and diabetes problems are connected ... and father's presence with the child during his treatment in Singapore is necessary," Chandra's counsel had said.

He had said the court could impose any condition for assuring Chandra's presence before it after the vacations.

The CBI, in its reply, had opposed the plea saying somebody else should accompany the child to Singapore for treatment.

Chandra and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd were put on trial in the case on October 22 this year and he was granted bail on November 23 by the Supreme Court.


First Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 00:31
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