Essar Group questions trial court's jurisdiction
New Delhi: The Essar Group Saturday questioned the jurisdiction of the Delhi special court in hearing their position in the second generation (2G) telecom spectrum allocation case and requested that such objections be placed on record.
Judge O.P. Saini, who is presiding over the special trial court of the Central Bureau of Investigation, disposed of the application of the Essar Group saying he could not pass any orders on it, but allowed the objection of the accused to be placed on record.
The probe agency opposed the plea of defendants, saying their application was not maintainable.
The Essar Group said they had already moved the Supreme Court in this regard, and the decision on the matter was still pending. The special court has listed Aug 27 as the next date for further trial.
A third set of charges filed by the CBI alleged that the promoters of the Essar Group were the real investors and beneficiaries of spectrum and licences given in 2008 to Loop Telecom, which was used merely as a front company to get the precious resource.
This has been vehemently denied by the Essar Group.