A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) appealed against the acquittal in the 2G case by a trial court, the Delhi High Court issued notices to all the accused in the case.
On Wednesday, while hearing the appeal filed by both agencies, the Delhi High Court issued notices to all 19 accused including A Raja and Kanimozhi and asked them to file reply within two weeks.
The next date of hearing in the matter has been set for May 25. The Delhi High Court also stayed the sale of Rs 233 crore worth of property attached in the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
"We have filed an appeal in the High Court in the 2G case. The judgement of the trial court delhi was examined and it was found that there are strong grounds for an appeal," CBI said after filing the appeal on Tuesday.
Former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi were among those who were acquitted by the trail court in the spectrum case. Fifteen other accused in the case and three companies were also acquitted.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also appealed against the judgement of the trail court that acquitted 19 people.
Apart from Raja and Kanimozhi, Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Rajiv Aggarwal, Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Sharad Kumar were also acquitted by the court.
DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal was also named as an accused. The ED also alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by Swan Telecom (P) Ltd (STPL) promoters to DMK-run Kalaignar TV.
The Supreme Court directed CBI Court on Dec 2017, has acquitted all accused and casted aspersion on the investigation agency for lack of not only providing evidences but conducting Investigation.