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2G hearing to start on Thursday

india Updated: Jul 20, 2011 00:18 IST
HT Correspondent

The special CBI court conducting the trial the 2G spectrum scam will start hearing on framing of charges against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and several corporate honchos who have been chargesheeted by the CBI on Thursday.

Special CBI Judge OP Saini said, "Arguments on charges shall commence from July 21," after the agency and the defence counsel submitted that the supply of documents, annexed with the two chargesheets in the case, has been completed.

The companies named in the chargesheet filed in the Delhi court include Reliance Communications, Unitech Wireless and Swan Telecom. Charges of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and corruption have been levelled against Raja, his private secretary RK Chandolia, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa.

The CBI had in its first chargesheet accused Raja and eight other persons as well as three companies of causing a loss of R30,984 crore to the exchequer.