Coming down heavily on CBI, the court said that the charge sheet was based on 'deliberately redacted and garbled facts' and it was drafted in a manner to create an impression that a grave crime was committed, whereas there was none and there was 'no incriminating material on record' against the accused.
    
Special CBI Judge OP Saini also noted in his 235-page order that the charge sheet was filed for 'extraneous reasons' and directed the CBI Director to conduct an inquiry against the erring officials and take action against them as per law.

The court said that CBI had 'deliberately' not produced many relevant documents before it only to indicate that demand for additional spectrum started only after late Pramod Mahajan had joined as the Telecom Minister in 2001.
    
"The conclusion of the aforesaid analysis of the events, evidence, documents and other material on record is that the charge sheet is a distorted and fabricated document, based on deliberately redacted and garbled facts," the court said.
    
"It (charge sheet) has been so drafted as to create an impression of a grave crime, where there is none. An attempt has been made to create an impression in the charge sheet that everything was done on a single day in the dark hours of evening of January 31, 2002. There is no doubt that the charge sheet has been filed for extraneous reasons," it stated.
    
Ghosh and three telecom firms Hutchison Max (P) Ltd, Sterling Cellular Ltd and Bharti Cellular Ltd were charge sheeted by CBI in the case relating to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) allocating additional spectrum that had allegedly led to a loss of Rs 846.44 crore to exchequer.

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