Irked over non-cooperation in forensic audit by Unitech, SC asks govt to consider taking over the firm
The top court said Unitech's Chandra brothers should be treated like ordinary prisoners as per the prison manual of Tihar jail here where they have been lodged since 2017
Unitech Power Transmission is engaged in the business of manufacturing and installation of power transmission lines.
Around 350 people had applied for the plots in the housing scheme -- Uniworld City-Uni Homes Plots Sector-MU -- at Greater NOIDA.
The Managing Director cannot be held "vicariously liable" for a criminal offence of a company unless there is evidence, he said.
The court passed the order after framing charges under the PMLA Act against Ammal, Kanimozhi, Raja and 16 others in the case.
Special CBI Judge OP Saini allowed the oral submissions of the accused and fixed the matter for October 9 for filing of replies of the accused.
Balwa had earlier filed an application in the court seeking its permission to examine himself as a witness in his defence.
The spokesperson vehemently denied any meetings had taken place between Sinha and the company officials at his residence to influence him in 2G case in any manner whatsoever.
Balwa, who has been chargesheeted in the case along with 18 others, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, argued in the court that ED has made the case on the basis of "hearsay evidence"
Besides this, Raja has also sought summoning of SE Rajan, his former personal assistant, as a witness for the defence
Khaitan said there was a possibility that some of the prosecution witnesses had deposed against him during the trial under influence from rival firms, deposing before the court.
The 2G case accused also requested the court to take on record the written answers afresh.
During the recording of her statement, Kanimozhi claimed prosecution witnesses had deposed against her under CBI's pressure and although she has been a 20 percent shareholder in Kalaignar TV
The stage for the recording of evidence of Raja and 16 other accused, including DMK MP Kanimozhi, was set earlier when the court had supplied a draft questionnaire containing 1,718 questions running into 824 pages to the accused
Behura claimed that Vahanvati the then Solicitor General (SG) had also given false statement regarding the draft press release about issuance of letters of intent (LoIs) to eligible telecom firms.
Deposing before the court, Raja said that monitoring of 2G scam probe by the Supreme Court led the CBI to investigate the case in a "predetermined manner"
A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu passed the order after it was alleged that Rajeshwar Singh is being transferred to his parent cadre in Uttar Pradesh.
The court held that some questions may appear to be long but they pertain to a material fact and have been put together to make them "logical".
CBI on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking to expedite the hearing on its plea to cancel bail granted to Unitech Ltd Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, accused in the 2G spectrum case, for allegedly trying to "sabotage the trial".