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2G case: CBI opposes Tina’s plea for exemption

PTI  New Delhi, August 19, 2013
First Published: 23:17 IST(19/8/2013) | Last Updated: 02:24 IST(20/8/2013)

The CBI on Monday opposed the plea of Tina Ambani, wife of Reliance ADA Group chairman Anil Ambani, seeking exemption from personal appearance as a witness in the 2G spectrum case in a Delhi court, saying it is like “dragging the trial”.

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“We will file our reply. It’s like dragging the trial,” CBI prosecutor KK Goel said after Tina Ambani sought exemption from personal appearance citing “prior commitments” as a witness in the court on August 23.

Special CBI judge OP Saini asked CBI to file its reply on the plea and fixed the matter for arguments on August 21.

Tina Ambani has been summoned as a CBI witness by the court and her recording of statement is scheduled for August 23.

Earlier, Anil Ambani, who was scheduled to depose in the court on July 26, had moved a plea for exemption for personal appearance on the grounds that he has “pre-scheduled” business engagements. The court on July 25 had allowed his plea and had later summoned him for August 22 for recording of statement.


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