2G: CBI given time to reply on Chandolia's appeal in SC

 The Supreme Court Friday granted time to the CBI to file its reply to an appeal by 2G case accused R.K. Chandolia, a former aide of ex-telecom minister A. Raja, challenging the Delhi High Court order that put his bail on hold.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was also granted time to file its reply on the bail plea of former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, also accused in the multi-crore rupee 2G spectrum scam.

The apex court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi said its interim order will continue suspending the Delhi High Court's direction of putting Chandolia's bail on hold.

Chandolia was granted bail by the special CBI court, but the Delhi High Court stayed it the next day taking note of a newspaper report on bail granted to him. However, Chandolia had already walked out of jail, and the high court said that its direction putting on hold the CBI court order will not be made effective if he was already set free.The matter will come up for hearing March 13.

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