Raja wants to appear in SC, files plea in court
Jailed former telecom minister A Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, on Wednesday moved an application before a special court here seeking permission to argue in person in the Supreme Court.delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2011 16:00 IST
Jailed former telecom minister A Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, on Wednesday moved an application before a special court here seeking permission to argue in person in the Supreme Court.
In his petition, Raja, who is currently in the Tihar Jail, said "there were many facts that lawyers did not know and he would be in a better position to make his point before the apex court", his counsel SJ Aristotle stated.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge OP Saini has fixed Friday for hearing Raja's application, Aristotle added.
Raja wants to argue on the question of the Supreme Court-monitored probe into the 2G scam.
Earlier, Raja's lawyer Sushil Kumar had refused to file a reply to charges of criminal breach of public trust while asking the CBI if the probe against him in the scam had been completed or not.
Criminal breach of trust is a non-bailable offence with punishment that stretches from 10 years to life.
Raja also pleaded for a separate trial for charges related to criminal breach of trust.
Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and top executives of several telecom companies have been arrested by the CBI in connection with the 2G scam.
First Published: Oct 05, 2011 12:03 IST