A Delhi court on Friday refused permission to jailed former telecom minister A Raja to appear before the Supreme Court and assist his lawyers during hearings in the 2G spectrum scam case.
The court said enough time was being granted to Raja for legal consultations and the argument that he was unable to brief his lawyer was “untenable”.
In his order, Special CBI Judge OP Sani said the court did not receive any "requisition" from the SC that Raja be produced before it. The court also said the accused has no right to be heard when the matter is still "pending investigation".
The judge said if Raja wanted to appear before the SC, he should have moved an application before the same court. Raja had sought permission to attend proceedings in the Supreme Court on October 10 "to place submission through the counsel to elucidate correct facts to explain sequence of events which happened in 2007-2008 in a better manner."