The CBI had Wednesday conducted searches in Chennai, Delhi, Coimbatore, Perambalur and Trichy in the disproportionate assets case.
Andimuthu Raja, former telecom minister, is already facing CBI investigations in the infamous 2G telecom spectrum allocation case in which trial is going on.
SPP Anand Grover argued that huge amount of money was allegedly transferred from Reliance ADAG to STPL through a ‘circuitous route’ to conceal its ‘true ownership’.
This is the second case in the 2G spectrum allocation scam in which Raja, Kanimozhi and others are facing trial for their alleged involvement.
All the petitions challenging framing of charges in the money laundering case would be heard together.
Approval of the competent authority was conveyed to the extension in the deputation tenure of Rastogi for the period from May 3, 2015, to May 2, 2016.
Kanimozhi’s name figures among those against whom the new FIR is being sought to be registered.
A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra posted the issue for hearing on April 30.
The court gave the CBI liberty to cancel Ravi Ruia’s bail if he persists with filing pleas in a “casual manner”.
He argued that those meetings could not be viewed as improper or illegal since it did not influence his decision-making in any case.
If convicted of the charges against them, Raja and others will face a maximum sentence of up to seven years.
Leakages rising steadily — from 24% in 1999-2000 to a little under 47% in 2011-12.
A bench headed by CJ Dattu allowed that the new CBI chief will be allowed to oversee the 2G cases.
It also alleges that Sinha forced officers probing the coal scam not to register FIRs in cases where PEs had been filed.
The meeting fuelled speculation over his continuance in the post in the wake of SC removing him from 2G scam probe.