A Delhi court on Monday deferred the arguments on the bail plea of former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura, accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam, till May 25 after CBI sought time.
As the hearing started at 10 am, CBI prosecutor AK Singh told special judge OP Saini that they need some time and also referred to the fact that the Delhi high court would pronounce its order on the bail plea of the five corporate executives later in the day.
Senior advocate Aman Lekhi, appearing for Behura, however, opposed CBI's plea saying "it is not an argument that we should await the High Court's order."
The CBI prosecutor clarified that he did not say that that they should wait for the High Court's order.
He told the court that CBI would file its reply on Behura's bail plea during the day.
Behura had moved the bail application on May 12 saying the decisions regarding the changes in spectrum allocation policies were taken prior to his joining the Department of Telecommunication.
He had said the decision regarding fixation of entry fee for UAS licences was taken before he joined as Secretary in DoT.