New Delhi: The special court looking into 2G scam dismissed petitions by a Ghaziabad-based scrap dealer Dharmender Pandey, to include Reliance ADA group chairman Anil Ambani, Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, as accused in the 2G spectrum scam.
Ammal and Radia are at present witnesses in the case.
The special judge presiding over the case, O P Saini also charged a cost of Rs10,000 for each of the petitions from Pandey and a Delhi-based scribe M Furquan.
“The applications are not only devoid of any substance but are also contrary to law and deserve to be dismissed with heavy cost as application after application of this nature are being filed by third parties resulting into loss of precious time of the court.
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“However, I am inclined to take a little lenient view as far as cost is concerned. Accordingly, both applications are dismissed, subject to nominal cost of Rs10,000 each,” the judge said.
The court also directed both the complainants to deposit the cost within three days from Thursday, failing which warrants shall be issued against them.
The complainants had earlier told the court that CBI was ”deliberately” suppressing the facts against Ambani and ”overlooking” the role of Tata and Radia in the scam.
Furquan and Pandey had also alleged in their separate private complaints that CBI was not looking into the matter and trying to protect them.