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Raja, Kanimozhi, others face trial in 2G scam

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 � Way was today paved for the trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case with a special court framing charges against former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others for offences including criminal breach of trust that entails a maximum punishment of life term, reports PTI.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, corporate honchos-Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group�s MD Gautam Doshi, Group President Surendra Pipara and Senior Vice President Hari Nair, Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra and Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka are among the other high-profile accused who will face trial, commencing on November 11.

�I hereby direct that you all be tried by this court for aforesaid charges (alleged by CBI),� Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who dealt with offences under thirteen heads in his order, said in the packed courtroom.

There was a pall of gloom in the courtroom as the accused, their family member and relatives heard the judge pronouncing the order allowing trail under all the penal provisions raised by CBI in its two charge sheets.

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Raja, Kanimozhi, others face trial in 2G scam

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 � Way was today paved for the trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case with a special court framing charges against former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others for offences including criminal breach of trust that entails a maximum punishment of life term, reports PTI.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, corporate honchos-Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group�s MD Gautam Doshi, Group President Surendra Pipara and Senior Vice President Hari Nair, Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra and Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka are among the other high-profile accused who will face trial, commencing on November 11.

�I hereby direct that you all be tried by this court for aforesaid charges (alleged by CBI),� Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who dealt with offences under thirteen heads in his order, said in the packed courtroom.

There was a pall of gloom in the courtroom as the accused, their family member and relatives heard the judge pronouncing the order allowing trail under all the penal provisions raised by CBI in its two charge sheets.