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2G Case: Final Hearing on December 19

New Delhi, Nov 10: The final hearing on the 2G spectrum allocation case, in which the political bigwigs like former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others were involved, will take place on December 19.

The case was scheduled to be heard on Monday. However, Special CBI judge O P Saini deferred the case after counsel for CBI and the accused sought more time for the arguments.

The special judge O P Saini, who is exclusively dealing with 2G scam cases, had concluded recording of defence evidence in the case in which the CBI had examined 153 witnesses while the accused called 29 witnesses in their defence.

The CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of 122 licences for 2G spectrum which were cancelled by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

Along with Raja and Kanimozhi, former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja's erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra, three top executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (RADAG) - Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair - Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV Director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are facing trial in the case.

Besides these 14 accused persons, three telecom firms - Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), Reliance Telecom Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd - are facing trial in the case.

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