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2G Scam: CBI & ED Move Delhi HC For Early Hearing Of The Case, Challenge Acquittal Of The Accused

Lawstreet Journal 2 Sep 2020 10:48pm

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The CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) approached the Delhi High Court moving their applications for seeking early hearing of the 2G spectrum case on September 10, 2020. The bench comprised of a single Judge, Justice Brijesh Sethi who directed the agencies (CBI & ED) to send a copy of their application to all the respondents respectively before the next hearing. 

Prior to this application, the Court had permitted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to move an application that asked for an urgent hearing on Leave to Appeal field against the acquittal of A Raja and others involved in the 2G Spectrum case. The Court will also hear a plea by a firm that was acquitted in the 2G scam with regard to money laundering for release of its properties worth Rs 22 crore attached by the ED. 

In the previous hearing, ASG Sanjay Jain appearing for ED informed the Court that he had presented his arguments already in the Leave to Appeal in the CBI matter and the Respondents had also started submitting their replies before the normal proceedings of the Court had to be suspended due to Covid-19 lockdown. The ASG further contended that since the concerned Judge has been listening to the case for so long, is going to retire soon in November 2020, so it would be appreciated if the hearing of the cases is accelerated. Mr. Jain also asked the Court to list the hearing at least 3-4 times a week for 2-3 hours each. 

He mentioned that “one of… Continue Reading...

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