2G: 3 Reliance ADAG executives asked to give handwriting sample

2G: 3 Reliance ADAG executives asked to give handwriting sample New Delhi: Three top executives of Reliance ADA Group, facing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case, were today directed by a Delhi court to give specimen handwriting and signature to BI for comparing it with the documents already placed on record before it.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini allowed three separate pleas filed by CBI, including a plea for handwriting and signature specimens of Reliance ADAG executives -- Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair.

The court said CBI's plea for the specimens of these three accused was "justified" to reach a conclusion.

"Accordingly, I find merit in the application that the prosecution has not been in a position to get the signatures of the three accused proved and so their prayer for getting handwriting and signature of three accused compared by the handwriting expert is justified to get the same proved by an alternative mode of proof.

"In view of the above observations, prayer is allowed and accused Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surendra Pipara are directed to give their specimen handwriting and signature for comparison with the documents already on record and relied upon by the prosecution," the judge said.

The court said the handwriting samples should be given between January 2 and January 4, at a date, time and place mutually convenient to them as well as the agency and also directed CBI to send them to a handwriting expert for comparison.

CBI, in its plea, had said that during 2006 to 2008 these three accused had signed certain documents which were filed along with the charge sheet and some of the witnesses examined so far had also proved their signatures but Doshi, Pipara and Nair have "not been in a position" to identify them.

PTI