2G scam: CBI opposes bail plea of corporate honchos in HC

Five top corporate honchos, accused in the 2G case, will have to cool their heels for some more time in jail with the Delhi High Court adjourning hearing on their bail pleas after CBI stoutly opposed freedom for them.

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2011, 21:18 PM IST

New Delhi: Five top corporate honchos,
accused in the 2G case, will have to cool their heels for some
more time in jail with the Delhi High Court adjourning hearing
on their bail pleas after CBI stoutly opposed freedom for
them.

"It (non-arrest of five accused) may be a colourable
exercise of power by the investigating agency but it does not
entitle the accused to get bail ipso facto (by that very fact)
as a matter of right," senior advocate U U Lalit submitted
before Justice Ajit Bharihoke.
The agency, which did not arrest Swan Telecom Director
Vinod Goenka, Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd Managing
Director Sanjay Chandra and three top officials of Reliance
ADA Group Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair during
investigation, opposed their bail plea and justified the lower
court order on the issue.

The corporate accused, who were arrested after filing
of the chargesheet, are in Tihar Jail after their bail plea
was dismissed by the special court here on April 20.
"Now the matter is between the court and the accused
who were allowed to enjoy liberty during probe. The court is
not supposed to toe the line of investigating agency," Lalit,
Supreme Court-appointed special prosecutor, said.

PTI