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2G scam case: Delhi HC issues notice to A Raja, Kanimozhi and others on ED, CBI plea against their acquittal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 March 2018, 13:30 IST

The CBI produced a plea challenging the acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi and all others in a money laundering case, 2 G spectrum case. After the CBI plea, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, issued a notice to the former telecom minister, Kanimozhi and all others.

The high court also said that, the status quo will be maintained with regard to properties attached by the Enforcement Directorate in PMLA case, reports PTI. The case will be next heard on May 25, reports ANI.
Justice S P Garg, issued another notice to A Raja, Kanimozhi and others on ED plea challenging the special court order acquitting them in 2G scam case.

The ED moved to the High court on March 19, challenging a special court acquittal order of all the accused in the money laundering case. On Tuesday, CBI too challenged the acquittal of all the accused in case in Delhi high court.

According to The India Express, CBI officials said they had received a certified copy of the lower court judgment on January 15 and had time until April 15 to file an appeal against the acquittals.

Last year on December 21st, along with A. Raja and Kanimozhi, 17 others, including DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka of STPL, Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, film producer Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Director of Kalaignar TV Sharad Kumar were acquitted by the special court in the cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the ED.

The Enforcement Directorate, in its chargesheet, had alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by Swan Telecom (P) Ltd. (STPL) promoters to the DMK-run Kalaignar TV. While, The CBI had claimed that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the treasury in allocation of licences for 2G spectrum which were discarded by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

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First published: 21 March 2018, 13:04 IST