2G scam undertrials accuse CBI of withholding key documents

2G scam undertrials accuse CBI of withholding key documents

New Delhi: Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd, named as an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, on Wednesday told a Delhi court that CBI is not providing it all documents, filed along with the chargesheet, despite the case itself being based entirely on documents.

Appearing on behalf of Swan Telecom, advocate Amit Desai submitted before special CBI Judge O P Saini that the agency should supply all the documents, which they have filed in the court along with the charge sheet, to them so that they could respond.

The counsel for other accused also pointed out to the court that CBI is withholding some of the documents which they have filed in the court.

“This is a legal requirement to supply whatever documents have been relied....What has been forwarded to the court should be supplied to us as well," the defence counsel said.

The defence counsel also referred to the tapes of recorded conversation of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia saying in her statement as a prosecution witness, she had referred to those conversations, but the CBI is not providing any such transcripts to them.

“None of the CDs nor the transcripts have been provided to us," the counsel said.

The CBI, however, countered the allegations saying they are not withholding any document.

CBI prosecutor A K Singh said there are some documents on which they have not relied upon and thus the accused were not supplied the copies of such documents.