2G: court raps Director of Kusegaon for taking mobile in Tihar
Rajeev Agarwal, a business executive and an accused in 2G spectrum case, on Tuesday faced the ire of a Delhi court for bringing mobile phone inside high-security Tihar jail.delhi Updated: May 24, 2011 20:03 IST
Rajeev Agarwal, a business executive and an accused in 2G spectrum case, on Tuesday faced the ire of a Delhi court for bringing mobile phone inside high-security Tihar jail.
Agarwal, Director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, was called closer to the bench by Special CBI Judge O P Saini who gave him a dressing down for his action.
"I have received a letter from the jail authorities that you were having a mobile phone. Why did you take the mobile phone in jail?," the judge asked Agarwal, who along with Asif Balwa, has been accused of facilitating a bribe of Rs 200 crore to DMK-run Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd.
Agarwal apologised to the court and said it was just a human error.
"We apologise for what had happened. It was just a human error as he (Rajeev), inadvertently took inside the mobile phone of his wife," his counsel Vijay Agarwal said.
The judge also took strong exception to the fact that the family members of the accused and others unnecessarily create obstacles in smooth functioning of the court proceedings.
"It is not right (of the accused) that so many people (including their family members) are coming in the court with them," the judge said.
The judge also cautioned the mediapersons to behave properly and maintain the decorum of the court.
"No one should show his/her back to the court. Please avoid using mobile phones inside the courtroom during the proceedings," the judge said seeking cooperation from journalists.
First Published: May 24, 2011 19:59 IST