Press Release
New Delhi , 19-11-2011

Some media reports have suggested that on the application moved by accused Shahid Balwa, Special Court has asked CBI to refrain from interfering with witnesses, which is absolutely incorrect. In fact neither any such directions have been issued nor such observations have been made by Hon'ble Special Judge (2G Spectrum Case). The application is pending before the Hon'ble Special Judge.

On the contrary, Prosecution Witness Shri A.N. Sethuraman, during his cross examination by counsel for accused Shahid Balwa stated that "It is incorrect to suggest that on 09.11.2011 before my appearance as a witness before this Court, I was told by the CBI to depose in a particular manner".

As per Section 159 of Indian Evidence Act and various pronouncements of the superior courts a witness has a right to refresh his memory by perusing relevant records.

Accused Shahid Balwa & others had also filed certain applications suggesting the sequence for calling prosecution witnesses. After hearing arguments on behalf of CBI the accused persons withdrew their applications.

In the trial of 2G Spectrum case so far 4 Prosecution Witnesses have completed their depositions. The trial proceedings are progressing well.