NEW DELHI: Former telecom minister A Raja on Tuesday opposed CBI’s plea in a Delhi court for placing on record a CD containing recorded conversations and transcripts of calls of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia pertaining to 2G spectrum allocation.
In a two-page reply before Special CBI Judge O P Saini, Raja said the agency’s plea did not mention the reason for not submitting these documents at the time of filing of charge sheet.
The judge deferred the hearing on the plea for July 9. “The application under reply is sans any provision of law. It is true to mention that there is no provision in (CrPC), 1973 under which a document or article can be filed before the trial court at such a belated stage,” Raja said in his reply.
“The application under reply does not mention the reason for not placing the impugned CD and transcripts at the time of filing of the charge sheet,” he said. Seeking dismissal of CBI’s plea, Raja said that the agency has admitted that the alleged interception was not carried out by it yet its application “does not establish either the time of preparation of the CD, or its handing over, or its safe custody”.