CBI tutored witnesses in 2G case: accused to HC

Three accused persons, facing trial for their alleged roles in 2G case, on Friday told the Delhi High Court that the CBI had tutored the witnesses.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 23:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Three accused persons, facing
trial for their alleged roles in 2G spectrum allocation case,
on Friday told the Delhi High Court that the investigating
officers had tutored the prosecution witnesses before their
deposition in the case.

Appearing for the accused, counsel Vijay Aggarwal argued
before Justice M L Mehta that the Investigating officers (IO),
who remained present in the court during the trial, called the
witnesses days before they were to depose in the court and
tutored them in the case.

Citing the statement of a prosecution witness, Aggarwal
said the IO called up the witness several times on his mobile
to brief him.

Countering the allegation, CBI cited the apex court
rulings and claimed the presence of IO is required during the
trial in high-profile cases.

Justice M L Mehta posted the matter for February 1 after
hearing the arguments.
Kushegaon Fruits and Vegetables Limited Directors Asif
Balwa and Rajeev Aggarwal and R K Chandolia, former Private
Secretary of prime accused A Raja, have opposed the presence
of CBI investigating officers in the court room during the
trial.

The accused have moved the high court challenging the
trial court`s order dismissing their objections to the
presence of CBI officers Vivek Priyadarshi and Rajesh Chahal
in the court room during deposition by other witnesses.

PTI