Hearing on ex-telecom secy`s bail plea deferred to March 15

The hearing on the bail plea of former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, arrested along with former Telecom Minister A Raja for their role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, was deferred by a Delhi court to March 15.

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 18:38 PM IST

New Delhi: The hearing on the bail plea of
former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, arrested along
with former Telecom Minister A Raja for their role in the 2G
spectrum allocation scam, was deferred by a Delhi court on Wednesday
to March 15.

Special CBI judge O P Saini deferred the hearing on
Behura`s counsel request to hear his bail plea on March 15
when the court is also slated to adjudicate his plea to
defreeze his bank account frozen by CBI after his arrest.

On February 28, CBI had opposed the bail plea on the
ground that some crucial documents of a telecom firm, given to
the Department of Telecom for allocation of 2G spectrum to it
and which form crucial evidence in the scam, has gone missing
from the Department.

Behura, Raja and the latter`s personal secretary R K
Chandolia had been arrested for allegedly misusing their
official positions in allocating spectrum licences to various
ineligible telecom operators.

PTI