2G scam: Swan accuses CBI of withholding key documents

hidden July 06, 2011 20:10:09 IST
2G scam: Swan accuses CBI of withholding key documents

New Delhi: Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd, named as an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, today told a Delhi court that CBI is not providing it all documents, filed along with the chargesheet, despite the case itself being based entirely on documents.

Appearing on behalf of Swan Telecom, advocate Amit Desai submitted before special CBI Judge O P Saini that the agency should supply all the documents, which they have filed in the court along with the charge sheet, to them so that they could respond.

2G scam Swan accuses CBI of withholding key documents

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The counsel also pointed out to the court that CBI is withholding some of the documents which they have filed in the court.

"This is a legal requirement to supply whatever documents have been relied....What has been forwarded to the court should be supplied to us as well," the defence counsel said.

The defence counsel also referred to the tapes of recorded conversation of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia saying in her statement as a prosecution witness, she had referred to those conversations, but the CBI is not providing any such transcripts to them.

The CBI, however, countered the allegations saying they are not withholding any document. CBI prosecutor AK Singh said there are some documents
on which they have not relied upon and thus the accused were not supplied the copies of such documents.

The court, after hearing arguments regarding supply of entire documents annexed with the charge sheet, posted the matter for order on  8 May.
Regarding some of the deficiency in the documents supplied to the accused, the CBI clarified that it was due to clerical mistakes.

The court also allowed DMK MP Kanimozhi, an accused in the case, to sign two cheques.

PTI

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