2G Case: Court Lets Off Man With Warning on Impersonation

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2G Case: Court Lets Off Man With Warning on Impersonation

The court's warning came after the man tendered an apology for his "inadvertent mistake" (Representational image)

New Delhi:  A special court has let off a man, who allegedly impersonated as four different persons while standing as additional surety for two accused in 2G spectrum allocation case, with a warning to be careful in future.

The court's warning came after the man tendered an apology for his "inadvertent mistake".

Vijender Sharma, who had stood as additional surety for accused Asif Balwa and Karim Morani when they were allowed to visit abroad by the court, said that it was an inadvertent mistake "committed due to phonetics in pronouncing his name".

Defence counsel Vijay Aggarwal assured the court that they would be careful in future and the lapse be condoned.

"In view of the reply as well as the submissions made at the bar and the forgiveness sought by the applicant, the unconditional apology tendered by him (applicant) is accepted and he is let off with warning to be careful in future," special CBI judge O P Saini said.

The court also discharged Mr Sharma as additional surety and said that three fixed deposit receipts furnished by him be also returned.

On October 28, the court had sought an explanation from Mr Sharma for his act. It had said that Sharma had stood as additional surety for Mr Balwa, facing trial in two separate 2G scam cases, when he was allowed to go abroad on October 17, but had furnished surety bond in the name of Vijender Kumar Sharma in both the matters.

The court said that similarly, he also stood as additional surety for Mr Morani when he was permitted to go abroad and furnished surety bond in the name of Vijender Kumar Sharma.

Asif Balwa and Karim Morani and others, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, are facing trial in the 2G spectrum case.

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