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Delhi HC issues notice to Ruias in 2G case

CBI has challenged their acquittal

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of Essar Group promoters Ravi Kant Ruia and Anshuman Ruia on the CBI’s plea challenging their acquittal in a case arising out of the probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Justice S.P. Garg issued notice to the Ruias and six others and sought their replies by May 25, the next date of hearing.

The agency has filed appeal against the acquittal of promoters of Loop Telecom Ltd I.P. Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan, Essar Group Director (Strategy and Planning) Vikash Saraf and three telecom firms — Loop Telecom, Loop Mobile India, and Essar Tele Holding.

In its appeal, the agency said the special CBI judge failed to appreciate the evidence and the law in proper perspective. It said the evidence on record clearly established the offence committed by the accused.

The agency claimed that the “accused persons and companies caused false representation to be made to the DoT [Department of Telecommunication], through subordinates, to the effect that Loop Telecom Limited was eligible for grant of a UAS [Unified Access Service] licence, when in fact it was not.”

On December 21 last year, a special court had acquitted Essar Group promoters, Loop Telecom Promoters and others in a case arising out of the 2G scam probe.

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