New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday has issued notice on the plea made by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) application for an early hearing in cases of all those who were acquitted by a special CBI court in the 2G scam case.

CBI counsel Ripu Daman Bhardwaj submitted that it is a case of national importance and has international ramifications. Hence, an early hearing is required.

The next date of hearing has been fixed for 30 July in this application.

CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had moved to the Delhi High Court in March 2018 against the acquittal of all accused persons in the 2G scam. Since then, the case has been pending due to incomplete pleadings.

The court in its order dated 7 February 2019 had imposed costs for late replies by some of the respondents in the form of planting 500 trees each in the 177 acres of land in the South Delhi Ridge area.

A special CBI court on December 2017 acquitted all the 17 accused in the case relating to irregularities in the allocation of 2G telecom spectrum and licenses.

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