CBI Plans Fresh Appeal In High Court On 2G Case

| January 23 , 2018 , 12:09 IST

The CBI is now planning to file a fresh appeal in the Delhi High Court on the 2G case previously in which all accused were acquitted by the trial court. This move of CBI followed formal approval of Union law ministry.

Reports said, that the agency's narks are in continuously in touch with the senior officials of the prosecution wing of CBI. The agency is currently working on the appeal and expected to file by next week.

The special court presided over by judge O.P. Saini in the 2G case acquitted all 16 accused, including former communication minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.

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Soon after the acquittal, CBI had announced that "it prima facie examined the order and it appears that the evidence adduced to substantiate the charges by the prosecution has not been appreciated in its proper perspective by the court."

However, the CBI had not given any dates for filing the appeal. 

The 2G spectrum case was an alleged scam by the politicians and government officials under the UPA government. The trial court on Dec 21, 2017, had declared no evidence to prosecute the accused and acquitted all accused personnel.

CBI is also reportedly going for an appeal in the twin murder of Arushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj in which her parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were acquitted by Allahabad High Court.

Hemraj's wife had also moved to the Supreme Court last month, challenging the acquittal of the dentist couple by the High Court. The HC stated on the order "neither the circumstance nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty."