2G case: SC issues notice to CBI on Kanimozhi’s plea for quashing charges

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on the petitions filed by DMK leader Kanimozhi and others seeking the quashing of the charges framed against them in the 2G case being heard by a special court on day to day basis.

A bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice KS Radhakrishnan while issuing the notices gave the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) six weeks’ time to file its response.

This is the first hearing of the matter after Justice G.S. Singhvi (since retired) requested Chief Justice P. Sathasivam to assign it to another bench in view of his approaching retirement.

Others who have challenged the framing of charges by the 2G special court and on whose petition, notice has been issued including DB Reality’s Shahid Balwa, Reliance Telecom Ltd, and its top executive Surendra Pipara, Gautam Dosi and Hari Nair.

All the petitioners had moved the apex court challenging the framing of charges against them.
Initially they had moved Delhi High Court, but on the plea by the CBI, the matter was put on hold as the apex court bench of Justice Singhvi and Justice Radhakrishnan said that they would first decide the challenge to their April 11, 2011, order by which the high court was barred from entertaining any plea against the orders of special CBI court hearing 2G cases.
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