Don't use high-profile nature of case for holding people guilty: 2G court

Don't use high-profile nature of case for holding people guilty: 2G court

The 2G special court on Thursday said the high-profile nature of a case cannot be used as grounds for holding people guilty without legal evidence.

"The prosecution cannot absolve itself of its burden to prove its case by piggy-riding on the so-called high magnitude of the case and media hype," special judge O P Saini said.

The court brushed aside a plea by special public prosecutor Anand Grover that it is a case of high political corruption.

"The trope of high magnitude of the crime does not work at the final stage of the case. There, legally admissible evidence is required," the court said.

The trial court rejected CBI's contention that over Rs 200 crore was transferred by Dynamix Realty to Kalaignar TV through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables (P) Ltd, saying it was a transaction between private entities, where objectivity and rationality cannot be found.

"Lack of commercial prudence in execution of documents cannot be used as a ruse to hold people  guilty of corruption," it said.

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