The Bombay High Court has said industrialist Nusli Wadia can depose before the trial court in a case in which an employee of Reliance Industries had been accused of conspiring to kill him 25 years ago. The HC was acting on a petition filed by Kirti Ambani, a senior executive of Reliance Industries. It had sought an order restraining Wadia from deposing.
“It cannot be said that the evidence of Nusli Wadia is not essential for the just decision of the case.Wadia was the intended victim, his statements were recorded under Section 161 CrPC where he has given the possible motive for Ambani and others for conspiring to kill him,” Justice Revati Mohite Dere wrote in her order,.
The judge said Wadia was, in fact, ready to depose as a prosecution witness. “It cannot be said that either, the delay or his conduct disentitles him from being examined as a witness,” the court observed.