2G scam: Delhi High Court accepts CBI, ED pleas, orders day-to-day hearing on appeals from October 5

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (September 29, 2020) allowed the CBI and ED pleas seeking early hearing on the appeals challenging acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (September 29, 2020) allowed the CBI and ED pleas seeking early hearing on the appeals challenging acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

A Delhi High Court bench led by Justice Brijesh Sethi said the matter will be heard on a day-to-day basis from October 5 at 2:30 PM.

The probe agencies have sought an early hearing of their ‘leave to appeal’, listed for October 12.

Leave to appeal is formal permission granted by a court to a party to challenge a decision in a higher court. A special court had on December 21, 2017, acquitted Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in CBI and ED cases related to the scam.

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The special court had also acquitted Essar Group promoters Ravi Kant Ruia and Anshuman Ruia, Loop Telecom promoters I P Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan and four others in a separate case arising out of the 2G scam probe. 

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