Court allows CBI to quiz Raja, Behura
The CBI will re-interrogate former telecom minister A Raja, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and Reliance ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi.delhi Updated: Jul 16, 2011 23:53 IST
The CBI will re-interrogate former telecom minister A Raja, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and Reliance ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi.
The investigating agency filed a fresh application on Saturday in court in the wake of the ongoing probe related with the third supplementary chargesheet.
The CBI application said, "Further investigation is being carried out and three accused persons namely A Raja, Siddharth Behura and Gautam Doshi are required to be examined in judicial custody in interest of the case."
CBI Special judge OP Saini accepted the application stating it was in the interest of the case, and for the investigating agency it was important to interrogate key accused afresh during the on-going probe.
The court declined the plea of all the accused defence lawyers that they were in dark as to why the agency wanted to interrogate the accused again. "It is between the court and the prosecution. Accused has no right to be heard in this regard at this stage. The application (of CBI) is allowed," the application stated.
During the argument, a defence counsel raised the objection, saying, "CBI must clarify as to why and in which regard, they are seeking permission for interrogation… We are in dark. Court is saying that argument on charges should begin but new things are coming in light now," the defence counsel said.
CBI has moved the plea seeking interrogation of Raja and others, who are in judicial custody, in connection with the case on Monday.
First Published: Jul 16, 2011 23:51 IST