Supreme Court to decide on summons for Anil and Tina Ambani in 2G cases
Anil Ambani and his wife will be summoned as prosecution witnesses in the 2G scam after a special court had on Friday accepted the CBI petition to summon the duo and 11 others in the case.
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Reliance telecommunications challenging a Delhi court order summoning Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina as prosecution witnesses in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam.
A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam agreed to hear the case and posted it for July 24 before an “appropriate bench”.
Anil Ambani and his wife will be summoned as prosecution witnesses in the 2G scam after a special court had on Friday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) petition to summon the duo and 11 others in the case.
Three senior executives from Anil Ambani’s telecom firm, Reliance Telecom Limited were arrested in 2011 for allegedly using another company called Swan Telecom to get licenses and frequency beyond their permissible quota.
Last week, the CBI said in court that Mr Ambani, as a prosecution witness, can help explain the actions of his executives, Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair, who are on bail.
The agency also said that Mrs Ambani presided over meetings where key decisions related to Swan Telecom were taken.
The promoters of Swan, Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, were also arrested in 2011 and were later granted bail.