2G Scam Case: CBI Seeks Daily Hearing In Delhi HC Against Acquittal Of A Raja And Other Accused  Former Union minister A Raja (Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via GettyImages) 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought a day-to-day hearing of its appeals in the Delhi High Court in the 2G spectrum case. The case pertains to the CBI challenging the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and other accused.

The CBI in its application said that the claims of certain persons or entities can put the "central government in a hugely vulnerable position at the cost of taxpayers' money." Hence, a day-to-day hearing is needed to expedite the decision.

However, the court didn't grant immediate relief to the agency and listed the appeals for hearing on 22 and 23 September as the accused's counsel asked for time to file a reply to CBI's application, Economic Times reported.

CBI also urged the court, in its application, to constitute a “special bench” if it is unable to permit day-to-day hearings and argued that since the matters have "national and international ramifications, early disposal of the leave petitions is in the interest of justice.”

A special court on 21 December 2017 acquitted Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, and others in CBI and ED cases related to the scam.

In November 2020, the single judge had dismissed various pleas challenging the legality of CBI's appeal in the 2G scam case and said that it was filed duly by the probe agency.

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