2G trial shifted to Tihar Jail
New Delhi: A special CBI court hearing the 2G case on Tuesday shifted the trial to the Tihar Jail complex following a Delhi high court order.
The 14 accused in the case include former telecom ministser A Raja and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi of the DMK.
Special CBI Judge O P Saini said: “From tomorrow, the trial shall be held in Tihar Jail court complex.”
However, defence and prosecution lawyers protested the move.
Public Prosecutor U U Lalit said: “We have already issued summons to the witnesses to appear in Patiala House court complex. The shifting will create confusion.”
Lawyers for the accused said they will challenge the order in the high court.
The Delhi high court notification, issued by Registrar General V.T. Vaish, said: “Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and judges of this court are pleased to order that the trial of 2G spectrum case shall be held in Tihar Jail court complex.”