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Court allows CBI to quiz Raja, Behura, Doshi

A Delhi court allowed CBI to quiz afresh the former Telecom Minister A Raja, former Telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and Reliance ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi, in judicial custody.



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday allowed CBI, which is yet to file its third supplementary charge sheet in the 2G scam, to quiz afresh the former Telecom Minister A. Raja, former Telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and Reliance ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi, in judicial custody.

Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini allowed the application of the agency that in the interest of the case, it required to interrogate key accused afresh during the on-going probe.

The court also trashed the vehement plea of defence lawyers that they were in dark as to why the agency wanted to interrogate the accused again.
“It is between the court and the prosecution. Accused has no right to be heard in this regard at this stage. The application (of CBI) is allowed,” it said.

During the argument, a defence counsel raised the objection, saying “CBI must clarify as to why and in which regard, they are seeking permission for interrogation.”

“We are in dark. Court is saying that argument on charges should begin but new things are coming in light now,” the defence counsel said.
CBI has moved the plea seeking interrogation of Raja and others, who are in judicial custody, in connection with the case on Monday.

“Further investigation is being carried out and three accused persons namely A. Raja, Siddharth Behura and Gautam Doshi are required to be examined in judicial custody in interest of the case,” the application said.

PTI

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