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2G scam accused may get to read digitalised case files

delhi Updated: May 25, 2011 23:36 IST
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With chargesheet of the multicrore 2G spectrum scam running into 80,000 pages, the high-profile accused in the scandal may be allowed to use it to read digitalised case files inside the jail.

The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked the Tihar jail authorities to inspect an iPad of Asif Balwa, one of the arrested accused, to ensure that he does not misuse it for communication.

Balwa had earlier sought the court's permission to use his iPad in the jail.

"The iPad be submitted at 11 am on Thursday to the Tihar jail officials who will get it checked by the IT department of the Delhi government as to whether it can be misused for communication or not," Justice S Muralidhar said.

"You will have to find a way out. The chargesheet is running into 80,000 pages and moreover, the trial is going on day-to-day basis," the court said.

The court's remarks came when the Delhi government expressed its inability saying Asif Balwa, director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables, cannot be allowed to use iPad as it is not permitted by the jail manual.

"Times have changed. At any stage, you can withdraw the facility if you find that iPad is tampered with and is being used for sending e-mails or communication," the court said.

To this, the government counsel said security personnel were not equipped to detect any tampering with the gadget.