A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice H.L. Dattu declined to cancel the bail granted to Unitech Ltd Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, an accused in 2G spectrum case, for allegedly trying to disrupt the trial and rejected the plea of CBI, which had approached the apex court for cancellation of bail after Chandra was allegedly caught on tape trying to influence A.K. Singh, the then public prosecutor in the case.
While turning down CBI’s plea, the apex court was of the opinion that recalling its order of November 23, 2011, by which Chandra was granted bail in the scam, was inappropriate at this stage.CBI had alleged Chandra of misusing the relief given to him by approaching Mr. Singh and trying to materially interfere with the prosecution in order to influence the conduct and result of the trial. Allegations were also leveled against Chandra for holding discussion with the prosecutor about crucial witnesses during the period of bail.
According to CBI a preliminary enquiry report had been registered, which named Chandra and Mr. Singh. It had further stated that the investigation also hinted that the conversation took place between the two when the statement of crucial witness A.K. Srivastava, Department of Telecom’s former deputy director-general (AS) was being recorded in the court.