November 29th, 2011
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No opposition to Shahid Balwa’s bail plea: CBI

shahid-balwaNew Delhi: The CBI has informed the Delhi court that it would not oppose the bail plea of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa in the 2G case keeping in view the Supreme Court and High Court orders granting bail to other co-accused in the case. The High Court has reserved its order on bail plea of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa bail plea in the 2G spectrum scam case for 2.30pm.

“As an officer of this court, considering the umbrella charges with individual charges framed against the accused, we are not opposing the bail plea at this juncture in view of the Supreme Court and High Court orders,” Special Public Prosecutor U U Lalit told Special CBI judge O. P. Saini. The charges framed against Mr Balwa are similar to those against co-accused and Swan Telecom Director Vinod Goenka, who has been granted bail by the Supreme Court, he added.

The arguments on bail plea of former Telecom Minister A Raja’s ex-private secretary R K Chandolia may be heard by the court at 2 p.m.

The CBI had arrested the Mumbai-based realty promoter in February. The Enforcement Directorate had trailed Rs 214 crore allegedly routed by Balwa and DB Realty to Chennai-based Kalaignar television, a channel promoted by family members of DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi.


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