Five corporate honchos seek bail in High Court in 2G case

Five corporate honchos objected to their arrest in 2G spectrum allocation case.

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Five corporate honchos on Thursday
objected to their arrest in 2G spectrum allocation case
and told the Delhi High Court that "mere apprehension" of
fleeing and tampering with the evidence was not a "good
enough" ground to "trample" their personal liberty.

"Bail is the rule and jail is exception. The mere
apprehension (of CBI) is not good enough as the ground to
trample personal liberty of the accused," Former Attorney
General Soli J Sorabji, appearing for Gautam Doshi of Reliance
ADAG, said.

Besides Sorabji, a battery of senior defence lawyers,
Mukul Rohatgi, K T S Tulsi, Ranjit Kumar, Rajeev Nayar, N K
Kaul, assailed the dismissal of the bail plea of the accused
by the special CBI judge saying "he gravely erred in terming
the case as of the highest magnitude as it is the punishment
and not the amount involved that decides the same."

Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd Managing Director
Sanjay Chandra and Group MD of Reliance ADAG Gautam Doshi,
co-promoter of Swan Telecom Vinod Goenka and Reliance ADAG`s
Surender Pipara and Hari Nair, who were not arrested by CBI
during the investigation, were sent to jail yesterday.

Consequently, they had during the day immediately moved
the High Court for grant of bail which listed the matter for
hearing today.