PTI | 08:05 PM,May 29,2012
New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case, today moved a Delhi court for permission to visit his children abroad. On Behura’s plea to visit Hong Kong for a week in June to meet his children, settled there, Special Judge O P Saini sought CBI’s response by May 31. Behura also moved the court for release of his documents, like his driving license and those of his financial investments, seized by the CBI during the probe. The special court would here these applications tomorrow. Behura is facing charges of breach of trust by a public servant and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Behura was granted bail by the Supreme Court on May 9 this year after he was arrested by the CBI… Continue reading
NEW DELHI: A CBI special court on Friday charged five top executives of Loop Telecom and the Essar Group, including its vice-chairman Ravi Ruia and his nephew Anshuman Ruia, with criminal conspiracy to cheat the telecom department, as part of the 2G spectrum scam, but granted bail to all of them.
In addition to the Ruias, Essar’s director for strategy & planning, Vikash Saraf, and Loop promoters IP Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan were charged under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. If convicted, the five officials could face up to seven years in prison.
Kiran Khaitan is the sister of Essar Group founders Shashi and Ravi Ruia, and is based in Dubai along with her husband IP Khaitan.
The court also charged three companies – Loop Telecom, Loop Mobile India and Essar Tele Holding – under the same sections. It also slapped an… Continue reading
A Raja, former telecom minister and prime accused in the 2G spectrum scam, got bail from a CBI special court on Tuesday and walked out after 15 months in jail.
Raja emerged from the Tihar Jail to slogan-shouting and bursting of crackers by DMK workers. The 49-year-old MP drove to his Motilal
Nehru Marg home in the capital and was ushered in with an aarti amid the beating of drums and distribution of sweets.
Raja, who was forced to resign as minister in November 2010, was the first accused to be arrested in the 2G scam — India’s biggest corruption case — and the last one to apply for and get bail.
Thirteen other accused are already out of jail.… Continue reading
A special CBI court today granted bail to former telecom minister A Raja. Raja, who was arrested on February 2, 2011, is facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case and was the only accused in jail.
Special CBI judge OP Saini had on May 11 had reserved his order on Raja’s bail plea for
Raja has sought bail on the ground of parity with other 13 co-accused who have already secured it from the Supreme Court, Delhi high court and the trial court.
In his bail plea, Raja had said that case against him is “false and fabricated” and “not sustainable in law.”
The CBI had vehemently opposed Raja’s bail saying he cannot be released on the ground of parity as… Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Former telecom minister A Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, has sought bail from a Delhi court for the first time since his arrest on February 2 last year.
Raja moved court for bail within an hour of former telecom secretary Sidhharth Behura, who is also facing trial in the scam, was granted bail by the Supreme Court. CBI special judge OP Saini will hear Raja’s bail plea on Friday.
Raja’s legal representatives asked the CBI court to grant him bail on grounds of parity with the other 13 accused who face the same charges but have been released on bail. An application for bail filed by his lawyers said that the case against him is “false and fabricated and not sustainable on law or on facts”.
Raja has been accused of granting mobile licences and airwaves in 2008 to companies that the… Continue reading