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2G charges: Three Reliance executives move HC

December 22, 2011 14:08 IST

LawbooksThree top executives of Reliance Telecom Ltd on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order framing charges against them in the 2G spectrum case.

Justice V K Shali asked Reliance ADAG officials -- Group managing director Gautam Doshi, senior vice president Hari Nair and group president Surendra Pipara -- to file short synopsis in addition to their petition against framing of criminal charges against them in the 2G case.

"You file short synopsis as the order on charge (of the trial judge) is very long," Justice V K Shali said and fixed the matter for further hearing on January 16 next year.

Senior advocate Rajiv Nayar appearing for Doshi, Pipara and Nair, said he does not want the RTL officials' petitions to be tagged with the plea of Rajiv Agarwal and Asif Balwa, co-accused and directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd.

Earlier, Reliance Telecom Ltd had moved the high court on October 24, two days after the farming of charges by the trial court, seeking quashing of charges against it in the case involving former Telecom Minister A Raja, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi and others.

RTL had challenged Special Judge O P Saini's decision to put it on trial, saying it never held stakes in excess of 9.9 per cent in Swan Telecom and that too was divested prior to the grant of licences in 2008.

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