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CBI to Hear 2G Scam Bail Petition on April 15

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) trail court today said that it would decide on April 15 if the five accused in the 2G mobile licence and spectrum allotment scam needs to be remanded to custody or be granted bail as they have cooperated with the investigation.

The defending lawyers of the accused had argued that their respective clients should be granted bail as they have not yet been arrested, while prosecutor Uday Lalit argued that they should be remanded to custody as they have been chargesheeted in the scam.

Adjourning the hearing to April 15, the CBI trail court judge OP Saini directed all the five accused to appear in person on Friday wherein he will decide if they need to be remanded to custody or be granted bail.

The five accused are managing director of Unitech, Sanjay Chandra; MD of DB Realty, Vinod Goenka; and Reliance ADAG executives Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair.

During the last hearing, the court had summoned all the chargesheeted men to appear before it Wednesday. Out of the 9 accused, that is 9 individuals and 2 companies, four are in judicial custody. The remaining five could be sent to jail today unless the court grants them bail.

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