CBI plea on telecom fraud case rejected


“It seemed there was prima facie a strong case made out against the accused,” Special CBI Judge O P Saini said while rejecting the closure report by the CBI.

Fresh probe

The court, after perusing the objection application of Anil Kumar, secretary of NGO ‘Telecom Watchdog’ against the CBI’s closure report, concluded the fresh probe was required to unravel the case.

The agency, which had earlier allegedly favoured prosecution of 19 people, including MTNL’s then CMD R S P Sinha and P Singh, former general manager of MTNL and the country head of Motorola, later moved the court for closing the case.

The agency’s bid faced legal hurdle after Anil Kumar filed his objection, through his lawyer V K Ohri, to the closure report following the Delhi High Court’s direction to approach the lower court.

Earlier, the court had rejected CBI’s plea that Anil Kumar had no “locus standi” to oppose its move and allowed him to file his objection.

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