Bharti Airtel CMD gets a respite in 2G scam case
Supreme Court of India on Monday gave a breather to Bharti Cellular chairman & managing director Sunil Bharti Mittal by allowing him not to appear before the special court on April 11 in 2G scam case.
A Bench of justices presided over by Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Monday asked CBI counsel K. K. Venugopal how Mr. Mittal could be summoned when he wasn't named in the charge sheet.
The bench also posted Mr. Mittal's plea for hearing on 15th of April and directed deferment of the proceedings till 16th of April.
Counsel Venugopal argued that there were witnesses' statements and other documents with the filed charge sheet.
Arguing against Mr. Mittal, Counsel Venugopal said, "There is enough incriminating material on record against the company, which has neither got a body, mind or soul and naming of the company as an accused has not been questioned."
But, Justice Kabir retorted that why Mr. Mittal was not named as an accused in the charge sheet.
Finally, the court ruled that the validity of the summons issued to Mr. Mittal dealing with the 2G scam would be decided on April 15.