Court rejects pleas against Ambani, Tata, Radia, Dayalu
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed pleas for a direction to the CBI to make Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani, Tata group Chief Ratan Tata, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi`s wife Dayalu Ammal, as accused in the 2G spectrum scam.
Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 each on Delhi-based scribe M. Furquan and Ghaziabad’s scrap dealer Dharmender Pandey for filing complaints in this regard.
“The applications are not only devoid of any substance but are also contrary to law and deserve to be dismissed with heavy cost as application after application of this nature are being filed by third parties resulting into loss of precious time of the court.
“However, I am inclined to take a little lenient view as far as cost is concerned. Accordingly, both applications are dismissed, subject to nominal cost of Rs 10,000 each,” the judge said.
The court also directed both the complainants to deposit the cost within three days from Thursday, failing which warrants shall be issued against them.
The complainants had earlier told the court that CBI was “deliberately” suppressing the facts against Mr. Ambani and “overlooking” the role of Mr. Tata and Ms. Radia in the scam.
Mr. Furquan and Mr. Pandey had also alleged in their separate private complaints that CBI was not looking into the matter and trying to protect them.
The court on May 25 had also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on a journalist seeking a direction for CBI to make some telecom companies like Videocon-owned Datacom, S-tel, Aircel and Maxis as accused in the case.