The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant early hearing on the CBI’s appeal challenging the acquittal of former Union telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.
The court was hearing the CBI’s plea seeking to prepone the date of hearing from October 24 in its appeal against the acquittal of all the accused.
Justice A K Chawla said the matter would be heard on the date already fixed and added that it would be expected of all the parties to join the hearing.
Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), submitted that early hearing was needed as the country was on the verge of facing a huge amount of arbitration under bilateral investment treaties.
The application was opposed by the counsel for the accused.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed CBI’s appeal against the Delhi High Court verdict discharging all the accused including Hinduja brothers in Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not convinced with the grounds of the CBI on the delay in filing the appeal.
The apex court, however, said that an appeal against the same HC verdict filed by advocate Ajay Agarwal is pending and the CBI can raise all grounds in it.
The Rs 1,437-crore deal between India and Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors for the supply of 400 units of 155-mm Howitzer guns for the Indian Army was entered into on March 24, 1986.