2G spectrum case: Delhi HC issues notice to Raja, Kanimozhi and others

 SMTV Desk 2018-03-21 18:38:52  New Delhi,2G scam , @G spectrum case, high court, notices
2G spectrum case: Delhi HC issues notice to Raja, Kanimozhi and others

New Delhi, Mar 21: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others on appeals by CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenging a Special CBI Court verdict acquitting all of them in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case.Justice S.P. Garg also directed one of the accused Dynamix Balwa group of companies and its associates to maintain status quo with regard to properties worth Rs.223.55 crores, which was attached by Enforcement Directorate (ED) during the trial as ‘proceeds of crime till the next date of hearing on May 25.Both Enforcement Directorate and CBI had moved the Delhi High Court this week challenging the special court verdict acquitting the former telecom minister and others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.The CBI has contended that the Special CBI Court did not appreciate the evidence it had put forward establishing the alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation process. It said the money trail of alleged bribery, which it had unearth was not taken into consideration by the Special CBI Court. Even irregularities in implementation of first-come-first-served policy was not considered, it submitted.The ED had the similar contention that the Special CBI Court while acquitting all 10 individuals and nine entities from the money-laundering charges, did not properly appreciate the facts and evidence in the case.On December 21 last year, a Special CBI Court had dismissed all charges framed by CBI and ED and acquitted Mr. Raja and others in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case.