2G case: Final arguments on daily basis from Sep 1

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A special court, hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case against former communications minister A. Raja and others, on Friday said that final arguments will be conducted on daily basis from September 1.

Special Judge O.P. Saini deferred the matter for September 1 after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is advancing final argument sought an adjournment after arguing for one hour.

The court allowed the plea, but however, made it clear to both parties that no further adjournment would be granted and the matter would be heard regularly on day-to-day basis.

The arguments were affected recently due to the lawyers’ strike protest against pecuniary jurisdiction.

The CBI on April 15 commenced the final argument in the case alleging that Raja misled then prime minister Manmohan Singh on policy matters related to 2G spectrum allocation.

According to the CBI, Raja was biased in allocating 2G mobile airwaves and operating licences to telecom firms, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

The court framed charges on October 22, 2011, against 14 accused and three companies under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

All the accused, including Raja, are out on bail.

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