2G: Nira Radia unwell, may not appear in court
Sources told CNN-IBN that Radia's lawyers are likely to move court and seek exemption on medical grounds.
New Delhi: Former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia, a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum scam case was expected to depose before a Delhi court this week. However, that may not happen. Sources told CNN-IBN that Radia's lawyers are likely to move court and seek exemption on medical grounds.
Radia's lawyers are likely to argue that as Radia underwent a surgery recently, it would not be possible for her to attend court. The CBI had submitted before a Special CBI court its list of prosecution witnesses to be called for recording their statements before the court and Radia is one of them.
The CBI, in its charge sheet filed on April 2 last year against former telecom minister A Raja and others, had lined up Radia as a prosecution witness in the case. Radia's statement assumes significance as she, in her statement recorded during the probe under section 161 of the CrPC (dealing with examination of witnesses) before CBI, had said that Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd, facing trial in the 2G case, was not "eligible" to get the Unified Access Service (UAS) Licences.
With Additional Inputs from PTI