New Delhi: A special court here on Monday fixed a new date for hearing the final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case in which former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi figure as accused. The arguments were scheduled to begin on Monday.
Special Judge O.P. Saini adjourned the hearing to December 19, saying that it would be proper to begin the final arguments on conclusion of evidence in the money laundering case, connected with the 2G case. The former Minister and Ms. Kanimozhi are also accused in this case. The recording of evidence in it has been scheduled for November 17. Earlier, the court issued a non-bailable warrant against Ms. Kanimozhi as she was not present when the case was taken up for hearing. However, it later cancelled it when her lawyer apologised for her absence.
The court had in September concluded recording of evidence in the 2G case.
The court had in September concluded recording of evidence in the 2G case. The testimony of 153 prosecution witnesses, including that of the chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), Anil Ambani, his wife Tina Ambani and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, besides that of 29 defence witnesses was recorded during the trial. The Ambani couple had turned hostile in the case.
However, the prosecution may examine some more witnesses to prove the case if the court allows its application for summoning them, including Rajeshwar Singh, Deputy Director of the Enforcement Directorate, Delhi Circle. Argument on it has been scheduled for Tuesday.