Raja''s aide, Balwa denied bail by Delhi court

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) A Delhi court today rejectedthe bail pleas of former telecom minister A Raja''s personalsecretary R K Chandolia and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid UsmanBalwa arrested in the 2G spectrum case, saying they can tamperwith evidence and influence witnesses if let out.

The court said while one of the accused was a publicofficial, the other was a businessman having potential toinfluence the witnesses.

"There is no doubt that R K Chandolia is a highranking public servant and accused Balwa is also aninfluential businessman.

"Accordingly, I find a merit in the submission ofSpecial Public Prosecutor for CBI that if these accused arereleased on bail, they may tamper with evidence or witnessesmay not come forward to give statements, more so when no onecame forward to complain against their illegal acts," SpecialCBI Judge O P Saini said.

Chandolia was arrested along with Raja by the CBI onFebruary 2 while Balwa was taken into custody on February 8.

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