2G Scam: Delhi HC rejects Behura's bail plea

2G Scam: Delhi HC rejects Behura's bail plea

The CBI had opposed his plea, contending he was a public servant and his case differed from those of others in 2G.

  • Last Updated: December 16, 2011, 2:48 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura in the 2G spectrum scam. The former telecom secretary was arrested along with former telecom minister A Raja on February 2 in the 2G scam. He has been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

"The bail application is dismissed," Justice VK Shali told a jam-packed courtroom, pronouncing his judgement on Behura's bail plea.

Justice Shali, however, did not read out the operative portion of his order dealing with the grounds on which the former telecom secretary's bail plea was dismissed.

The same court earlier on November 28 had granted bail to five other co-accused in the 2G case, including DMK MP Kanimozhi and Bollywood filmmaker Karim Morani.

While granting bail to the five, Justice Shali had reserved his order on Behura's bail plea, saying his case was different from those of other accused as he was a public servant.

Earlier, during the hearing on December one, CBI had opposed his bail plea saying complicity of public servants should be viewed "seriously" and if he is released, ex-minister A Raja may also seek same relief on ground of parity.

(With additional information from PTI)

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