Can’t adjourn 2G case due to Delhi High Court circular on strike: Court

“When I and the Special Public Prosecutor are not on strike, then how can the court grant you adjournment owing to lawyers strike? We have received a Delhi High Court circular which says no adjournment should be granted due to the strike,” Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.

The court made the observation after the defence counsel submitted during the ongoing final arguments of the case that adjournment should be granted till lawyers’ strike which is likely to be over in August as senior lawyers were not available.

The court, however, adjourned the matter till July 30 after defence counsel said that the application of CBI relating to filing of additional documents by it suffers from several deficiencies and complete set of papers have not been given.

The court also directed CBI to supply a soft and hard copy of deficient documents to the accused today itself.

“Reply to the application be filed by or before the next date with <g data-gr-id="27">copy</g> to the prosecution. In view of the complicated facts and voluminous record of the case, prayer for adjournment allowed.

“Put up the matter for reply, if any, to the application and for further final arguments on July 30, as prayed by both parties, and some time is also required by the court for going through the voluminous evidence and record of the case,” the court said.

During the final arguments earlier, CBI had alleged that Raja had “misled” the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on policy matters pertaining to 2G spectrum allocation in conspiracy with others to favour certain firms. 

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