"You cannot kill anyone under the name of big case", a special court sternly told CBI on Thursday while strongly disapproving the agency's tactics of producing additional documents in the 2G spectrum allocation scam resulting in the case getting delayed.
Special CBI Judge O P Saini made it clear that CBI cannot keep "withholding" documents and keep approaching the court seeking permission to file fresh material on record.
"There is no limit to this. I know even if I allow it, it is not going to end after that also. The cases will be endless then and no body would have faith in courts.
"I am so liberal and every time I allow your application even if defence counsel opposes. You file additional documents saying it is a big case so please allow it. But you cannot kill anyone under the name of big case," the judge said.
The judge also added, "My only query is why you (CBI) were withholding them earlier...Why there is so much of delay and why you had not filed it earlier." The observations came while the court was hearing CBI's arguments in the 2G case seeking its permission to summon some additional witnesses, including Enforcement Directorate (ED's) Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh, in the case.
CBI has also sought permission to place some additional documents on record saying these documents were necessary to arrive at a truth.