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2G: SC to hear bail pleas of Chandra, Goenka

2G: SC to hear bail pleas of Chandra, Goenka

The HC on May 23 had rejected the bail pleas of 5 corporate executives, including Sanjay Chandra and Vinod Goenka.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the bail pleas of Unitech Wireless' Managing Director Sanjay Chandra and Swan Telecom's Director Vinod Goenka who have alleged that the CBI was acting in a discriminatory and arbitrary manner in 2G spectrum case.

A bench comprising justices GS Singhvi and HL Dattu will peruse the response of the CBI to their contentions for release from Tihar jail on bail.The court had issued notice to the CBI on August 9.

Goenka, also the MD of DB Realty, has sought that he be treated like DMK supremo Karunanidhi's wife Dayaluammal and Chandra's brother Ajay Chandra who have been only named as witnesses.

Chandra contended all the decisions regarding the cut-off date and first-come-first-served policy for spectrum allocation was taken by the then telecom minister A Raja and DoT officials and he cannot be charged with the offence of conspiracy.

Both the accused have challenged the Delhi High Court order rejecting their bail pleas saying the investigation against them is complete and they have been cooperating with the agency and, hence, should be granted bail. The CBI, in its first charge sheet in 2G scam case filed on April 2, had accused Goenka and Chandra of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy along with Raja.

The High Court on May 23 had rejected the bail pleas of five corporate executives, including Chandra, Goenka and Group MD of Reliance ADAG Gautam Doshi, senior vice-president Hari Nair and group president Surendra Pipara.

All of them have denied their involvement in the scam.