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[2G Appeal] CBI, ED move early hearing applications before Delhi HC; To be heard on September 10

Earlier this month, the Additional Solicitor General had orally requested the Court to advance the date of the hearing.

Aditi Singh

Applications for early hearings have been filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate before the Delhi High Court in their appeal against the acquittal of all accused persons in the 2G spectrum case.

Today, a Single Judge Bench of Justice Brijesh Sethi listed the early hearing applications for consideration on September 10.

"Serve the unserved respondents by then", the Court said.

As of now, the appeals are slated to be heard on October 12.

Following an application by one of the acquitted entities to modify an earlier order on the maintenance of status quo with respect to the release of properties attached in the money laundering case, a request was made by investigating agencies to advance the date of hearing.

While drawing the Court's attention to the "larger issue" in the case, Additional Solicitor General, Sanjay Jain had urged the Court to expeditiously decide the CBI and Enforcement Directorate's leave to appeal, especially keeping in mind Justice Sethi's retirement in the month of November.

The Court had subsequently asked the ASG to file a formal application to that effect.

The early hearing applications, as well as the application for modification of the order on the maintenance of status quo with respect to the release of properties, shall now be heard together on September 10.

After the acquittal of all accused by the CBI Court in December 2017, the CBI and the ED had filed an appeal in the High Court in March 2018.

Since then, the case has lingered and is yet to cross the hurdle of grant of leave to appeal by the High Court. In one of the CBI appeals, the case is at the part-heard stage.

Advocate Vijay Aggarwal appeared for the applicant company seeking modification of the order.

Senior Advocate Sonia Mathur with SPP NK Matta appeared for the investigating agencies.

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