April 16, 2013 12:27:32 pm
Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia today appeared in a Delhi court in connection with the additional 2G spectrum allocation case and furnished personal bonds in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s direction.
Both the accused placed on record the apex court’s order and submitted separate personal bonds.
Special CBI Judge O P Saini accepted their bonds till the next date of hearing and posted the matter for further proceedings on April 22.
“It is submitted that vide order of April 15,the Supreme Court has been pleased to adjourn the matter to April 22. Accordingly,the matter is adjourned till April 22.
“It is further submitted that accused Sunil Mittal and Ravi Ruia were also directed to furnish personal bonds. Accordingly,both have furnished personal bonds and it is
accepted till the next date,” the judge said and posted the matter for further hearing on April 22.
The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir had yesterday said that it was extending its order of postponing the hearing against Mittal and Ruia,who had challenged the summoning order against them,in the Special CBI court which will take up the matter on April 22.
However,the apex court had said Mittal and Ruia will appear today as scheduled before the Special CBI court dealing with the 2G spectrum cases and would offer personal bond of assurance for their appearance in future.
During the proceedings today,former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh,who has also been summoned as an accused in the case,appeared in the Special CBI court and moved a bail application in the case.
The court is likely to take up Ghosh’s bail plea on April 22.
Canada-based NRI Asim Ghosh,a co-accused in the case and the then Managing Director of accused firm Hutchison Max Telecom Pvt Ltd,has not yet been served with the summons.
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