2G case: 1,029 pleas filed by accused irks judge

NEW DELHI: Irked by over 1,000 interim pleas of high-profile accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam trial, a Delhi court today said it is being done to “waste” its precious time and to “force” it to disclose its mind in advance on some crucial issues related to the case.The court also said that till date, 1,029 applications have been filed by the accused facing trial in the case and it seems that they wish to “sink and bury” the court under the “weight of documents”.The remarks came while deciding separate pleas filed by two accused seeking summoning of some documents from the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) relating to the issues of telecom licences and pricing of spectrum and others.”Now the question is: why such applications are being filed repeatedly by these accused? The answer is that accused wish to force the court to disclose its mind in advance on some crucial issues one way or the other by forcing the court to decide repeated applications,” Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.”Another may add that accused persons have filed 1029 number of applications, big or small, till date…,” the judge said.Former Telecom Minister A Raja , DMK MP Kanimozhi , several top corporate executives and three companies are facing trial in the case.


I had informed PM about 2G telecom scam: Arun Shourie

NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Arun Shourie has said he had informed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the 2G telecom spectrum allocation scam but “he did nothing” about it. After getting the relevant papers from journalists who wanted to expose the matter, Shourie said he prepared a note and took it to the gallery of the Rajya Sabha and showed it to the Prime Minister.