SC seeks CBI's stand on bail pleas of 3 Reliance officials

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New Delhi, Aug 26: The Supreme Court today (Aug 26) issued notice to the CBI on the bail pleas of three top executives of Reliance ADAG firm, arrested for their possible involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.

Agreeing to hear their pleas, a bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi asked the investigating agency to file its reply on the bail pleas of ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi, President Surendra Pipara and Senior Vice President Hari Nair.

The trio have challenged the rejection of their bail pleas by the Delhi High Court which, on May 23, had said, "The gravity of the offence itself is sufficient to deny bail".

They are in jail since April 20. Their bail applications came up for hearing a day after all the 17 accused completed their arguments opposing the framing of charges against them in a special court exclusively set up to hold their trial in the 2G case.

The CBI had in its first charge sheet filed on April 2 specified the role of Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) and its three top officials for their "complicity" in the 2G spectrum scam.

Doshi, Pipara and Nair, along with the company, have been charge sheeted for entering into a criminal conspiracy to cheat the government by getting licences in an illegal manner.

PTI

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