New Delhi: A special court will resume hearing of final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation case on Tuesday. Former telecom minister A. Raja, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi and 15 others including several corporate executives are chargesheeted in the case.

The final arguments were scheduled to be heard by special CBI judge O.P. Saini in April, but the court decided that the matter will be heard in July after the court’s summer vacation break.

Former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, R.K. Chandolia, former secretary to A. Raja, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Unitech Ltd managing director Sanjay Chandra, three top executives of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group—Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair—are also facing trial in the case.

Besides these 14 accused, three telecom firms—Swan Telecom Pvt. Ltd, Reliance Telecom Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd will also be heard.

The court had on 22 October 2011, framed charges against them under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, faking documents, abusing official position, criminal misconduct by public servant and taking bribe for which the punishment could range from six months to life imprisonment.

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