2G case: Court defers hearing on plea against Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Oct 24: A special CBI court today deferred its hearing on Janata Party's president Subramanian Swamy's plea to make Home Minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G spectrum case.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini adjourned the hearing on the plea till November 8 after Swamy pointed out that his application seeking a CBI probe against the minister is pending before the apex court.

Earlier, on September 15, Swamy had sought to record his testimony afresh alleging complicity of Chidambaram in spectrum pricing.

He had said the court should bring on record purported "new facts" that Chidambaram and former Telecom Minister A Raja had a "role" in deciding 2G spectrum prices and entry fee.
"The fact that the above named two ministers together decided that the prices of spectrum and entry fee should be lumped together at the 2001 level and decided against the market price of 2007-08 period for the entry fee, is confirmed by the speech of the Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha on February 24, 2011," Swamy had said in his application.

Swamy, who is pursuing a private complaint in the 2G scam, had also sought to examine CBI officials concerned "to establish the nexus of accused persons with others, who have intentionally not been made accused by the prosecuting agency.

PTI

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