CBI seeks dismissal of Chandolia's plea in 2G case

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New Delhi, Jul 20: The CBI on Tuesday strongly opposed the plea of former telecom minister A Raja's erstwhile aide R K Chandolia that the agency lacks proper sanction to prosecute him in the 2G case.

In its reply filed before Special CBI Judge O P Saini, the agency termed Chandolia''s plea as "frivolous" and sought its dismissal after imposition of heavy cost.

Chandolia had accused the CBI of not having any order of competent authority under Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act to probe the case against him.

Countering his plea, the CBI submitted that Satish Bhushan, Under-Secretary (vigilance), Ministry of Finance, had conveyed permission of the government as required under the DSPE Act to initiate inquiry against him in a letter dated December 7, 2010.

The CBI contended that Raja's former personal secretary's plea was based upon incorrect assertions.

Chandolia had claimed that there is no sanction to prosecute him for the offences punishable under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC and had also sought interim bail till the disposal of his application.

PTI

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