Yet another judge has excused himself from the hearing on the plea by top telecom honchos that seeks quashing of the 2G court summons in the excess spectrum case. CNBC-TV18's Malvika Jain reports.
Last week it was Justice Vikramjit Sen who excused himself from hearing this plea. Today, Justice Dave, who was also a part of the initial three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, has done the same.
Now, the Chief Justice of India has said that he is going to set up a new bench and is going to fix the next date of hearing here at the Supreme Court. Sunil Bharti Mittal, the chairman of Bharti Airtel and Ravi Ruia who is the vice-chairman of Essar Group have sought squashing of summons that have been issued in their names by the 2G trial court.
The trial court, based on the records and the chargesheet which the Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) had submitted in the retro spectrum scam matter, had summoned these two along with Asim Ghosh as an accused, and they have sought squashing of these summons here in the Supreme Court.
While the new bench yet to be set up in the trial court, this matter has been postponed for another week, and now the hearing will take place on April 29. As far as the summons squashing the plea at the Supreme Court is concerned, it remains to be seen how things unfold. Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) has sought that this matter should be transferred to Justice Singhvi's bench.