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Additional spectrum: Jurisdiction issue to be heard on May 11

A special court on Thursday decided to hear arguments next month on applications filed by two firms, chargesheeted by CBI in additional spectrum allocation case of 2002, questioning its jurisdiction to deal with the matter.

Accused firm M/s Hutchison Max (P) Ltd and M/s Sterling Cellular Ltd had filed separate pleas questioning the special court's jurisdiction to deal with the case.

During the hearing, senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, who appeared for one of the accused firms, submitted a rejoinder to the CBI's reply filed on the pleas questioning jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

After the rejoinder was filed, special public prosecutor Anand Grover said he would go through it before advancing the arguments.

Both the prosecution and defence counsels agreed to commence arguments on the issue on the next date, after which Special CBI Judge OP Saini fixed the matter for May 11.


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