New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday rejected the plea of Reliance ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi, an accused in the 2G spectrum case, to attend the Annual General Meeting of Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd, of which he is a Director, at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, on July 23.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini dismissed Doshi's plea that his absence at the meeting would invite legal actions against the Sterlite and him, saying allegations against him are serious and no case of emergency is made out.

"The applicant is in judicial custody... he cannot claim that he should be allowed to attend the AGM of a company in connection with his profession at a faraway place, more so, when the allegations against him are of serious nature and his bail plea has been dismissed," the court said.

"When the accused is in custody, he cannot be accused of willful default in not attending the AGM. As such, I do not find that the accused has been successful in making out any case for being allowed to travel to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu," it added.

(Agencies)