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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday issued notices to 17 accused facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case for their reply on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea seeking summoning of additional prosecution witnesses, including Enforcement Directorate (ED) deputy director Rajeshwar Singh, in the matter.

Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini, who had reserved the order on Wednesday on CBI’s plea, sought response of the 17 accused, including former telecom minister A. Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi, on 23 September after the agency placed some new facts before the court.

The court said it would hear the submissions of the accused before deciding on CBI’s plea.

CBI had moved the application seeking the court’s permission to summon some prosecution witnesses and to place additional documents on record saying they were necessary to arrive at the truth.

Besides Rajeshwar Singh, CBI has sought permission to call ED’s assistant director Satyendra Singh, under secretary of ministry of information and broadcasting Navil Kapur and bank official D. Mani.

Apart from these four persons, the agency has sought to recall general manager (finance) of Kalaignar TV (P) Ltd G. Rajendran, who had earlier deposed as a witness in the case, for further examination.

In its plea, CBI has said these persons were required to be examined as witnesses as some new facts have emerged in the investigation conducted by the ED which has recently filed a separate charge sheet against 19 accused in a 2G scam related money laundering case.

The court has closed the defence evidence in the case and fixed the matter for 10 November for hearing final arguments.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, 12 individuals and three companies are facing trial in the case.

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