2G:SC issues notice to CBI on bail pleas of Chandolia, Behura

RK Chandolia
New Delhi, Jan 2: The Supreme Court today (Jan 2) agreed to hear the bail petitions of A Raja's former private secretary R K Chandolia and former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, accused in the 2G spectrum case, and issued notice to CBI on their pleas.

A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi also extended the interim stay on the Delhi High Court's order which had put on hold the bail granted to Chandolia by the trial court.

With today's order Chandolia, who was granted bail by the trial court, will remain out of jail till the next date of hearing.

Out of the 14 accused persons, 12 have already been granted bail and only the prime accused, former telecom minister A Raja and Behura are left behind the bars.

The bench had agreed to examine Chandolia's plea against the high court's suo-motu decision to stay the grant of bail to him by the special court on December 1, 2011 and was released from Tihar Jail the same day.

Chandolia had moved the apex court, challenging the high court order saying its decision of staying the bail was "unwarranted and erroneous".

Behura had approached the apex court challenging the December 16, 2011 order of the high court denying him bail on the ground that he was the "perpetrator" of the illegal design of Raja and cannot claim benefit of parity with 10 others released on bail.


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