New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Bharti Cellular Limited CMD Sunil Mittal’s plea in which petitioner challenged the March 19 order of the special 2G court summoning him as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional spectrum during the NDA regime in 2002.

Mittal, whose name was not mentioned in the CBI's chargesheet as an accused, was, however, summoned by the special CBI court saying there were "enough material" to proceed against him in the case.

Special CBI judge O P Saini had also summoned two others-- Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia, who was then a director in one of the accused company Sterling Cellular Ltd, and Asim Ghosh, then managing director of accused firm Hutchison Max Telecom Pvt Ltd-- whose name were not mentioned in the charge sheet.
CBI had filed the charge sheet on December 21 last year against former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms Bharti Cellular Ltd, Hutchison Max Telecom Pvt Ltd (now known as Vodafone India Ltd) and Sterling Cellular Ltd (now known as Vodafone Mobile Service Ltd). They all were also summoned for April 11 by the court.


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