CWG case: Arguments on charge to start from Feb 1
New Delhi: The arguments on the framing of
charges against sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee
Chief Suresh Kalmadi and others in a Games-related corruption
case would commence from February 1, a Delhi court on Thursday said.
Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh also decided day-to-day
proceedings in the case from tomorrow and has directed the
accused be brought to court everyday at 10 AM so that they
could discuss with their lawyers during scrutiny of documents.
"It is directed that scrutiny work be over by January 31.
Arguments on charge will start from February 1 on a day-to-day
basis. Set your (counsel) diaries as per that schedule," the
It directed the defence counsel to complete the scrutiny
of documents, filed by CBI along with the chargesheet, by the
end this month while permitting them to get the deficient
documents photocopied by the court machine itself.
"Whatever documents are there on judicial record, you
(counsel) can take their photocopies. I am taking up the case
on a day-to-day basis. I try to accomodate everyone here but
then this allegation comes that there is delay in trial by the
court," the judge said.
The court's remarks came while dealing with the
applications of various accused that documents provided by
CBI, along with the chargesheet, were incomplete or illegible.
"It is directed that all the accused can take any/all the
documents which CBI has filed in the court whether relied on
or not by it, if the accused thinks that the said copies are
required for him for his proper defence.
"The photocopy machine available at the court is at the
disposal of the accused from today itself," the court said.