New Delhi, July 22: The Supreme Court will decide on summons as witnesses in 2G scam issued to Reliance Telecom chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter came up today for an urgent hearing, agreed to hear the case and posted it for July 24 before an "appropriate bench".
The Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) filed the petition before the Supreme Court challenging trial court's order summoning Reliance ADAG chairman and his wife as prosecution witnesses in 2G spectrum allocation scam case.
The plea is important as the apex court had restrained all the courts from entertaining any plea arising out of 2G scam case.
Ambani group's RTL is an accused in the case. Three top Reliance ADAG executives - Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair - are also facing trial in the case.
The CBI had alleged that the RTL had used Swan Telecom, an ineligible firm, as its front company to get 2G licenses.
The trial court had on July 19 allowed CBI's plea that the testimony of Anil and Tina may throw light on alleged investment of over Rs 990 crore by his group companies in Swan Telecom.
It had said CBI's plea to summon Anil Ambani, Tina and 11 others as prosecution witnesses was essential for arriving at a just decision in the case.
(with agencies inputs)