2G: CBI to oppose bail to corporate honchos in SC

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 09:59

New Delhi: The CBI will oppose the bail of five corporate honchos in the Supreme Court which is to hear their petitions on Monday, in connection with the 2G scam, days after it did not object to the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others in the trial court.

Sources in the investigating agency confirmed that it has
instructed the lawyer to oppose the plea of corporate
executives - Unitech Wireless` MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan
Telecom`s Director Vinod Goenka and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai
Ambani group`s executives Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and
Surrendra Pipara - who have approached the apex court for
bail.

Earlier the agency on October 24 did not oppose the bail
plea of Kanimozhi, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, directors of
Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Asif Balwa, Rajiv Agarwal and
Bollywood producer Karim Morani before a special CBI court
here.

It had, however, opposed bail plea of Swan Telecom
promoter Shahid Balwa and A Raja`s former private secretary R
K Chandolia in the trial court.

Tomorrow`s proceedings in the Supreme Court assumes
significance as the apex court had earlier said the accused in
the 2G scam can seek bail after framing of charges against
them which was done on October 22.

Other accused in the case include former telecom minister
A Raja, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and three
telecom firms Reliance Telecom Ltd, Swan Telecom and Unitech
(Tamil Nadu) Wireless Ltd.

All the accused have pleaded that they have not done
anything wrong and refuted the charge of drawing illegal
benefits in allocation of 2G spectrum.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 09:59

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