Can the court-appointed special judge to deal with 2G-spectrum scam cases try companies not charged under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act?
The CBI on Wednesday moved the SC for clarification in view of a Delhi HC order directing the CBI as well as Essar and Loop to seek clarification on the issue.
Essar Teleholdings Ltd and Loop Telecom Ltd had claimed before the HC that the case against them should be tried by a magistrate and not by special judge OP Saini as there were no corruption charges against them in the CBI chargesheet.
Besides the two companies, the other accused named in the third chargesheet are telecom firm Loop Mobile India Ltd, Essar group promoters Anshuman and Ravi Ruia along with Loop Telecom promoters Kiran Khaitan, her husband IP Khaitan and Essar Group director (Strategy and Planning) Vikash Saraf. The accused did not appear before the special court on January 27 and instead moved the HC against their summoning.