Five corporate honchos seek bail in High Court in 2G case
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 21:05
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.


First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 21:05

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