ANI Photo | Delhi Excise policy case: Court hears arguments on charges, counsels press for postponement

The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday heard arguments of CBI on charges against the accused in the Delhi Excise policy case.
During the hearing, counsels for accused persons strongly opposed the commencement of argument charges. They even moved out of court without obtaining permission. However, later on, they apologized.
An accused has also moved an application seeking a postponement of hearing arguments on charges.
Special judge Kaveri Baweja expressed her strong displeasure over the conduct of the counsels.
The court asked whether counsels can walk out during the hearing.
“You (counsels) left the courtroom midway of the hearing. Neither permission was sought nor even the court was informed. This is unheard of,” the court said.
After hearing the submissions of the Public Prosecutor (PP) CBI adjourned the hearing till May 7. The court has asked the CBI to make a table of allegations, and statements for the purpose of arguments.
The court has also asked the CBI to file a response to the plea. The matter has been listed on May 7.
It has been submitted that in the previous order of the court, a liberty was given that if any other accused is arrested and a supplementary charge sheet is filed, then the accused persons may raise this issue before the court.
It was also submitted that after the order of the court K Kavita was arrested in this case.
Advocate Rajat Bhardwaj submitted that in light of the court’s previous order, the arguments on the charge should be postponed.
Advocate Sumer Boparai submitted that the investigation is still pending and a supplementary charge sheet is to be filed. What, if something comes in favour of the accused?
It is also submitted that the copies of supplementary charge sheet and documents are also to be supplied after investigation.
The court asked, “Is there any supplementary charge sheet copies of which are not supplied to the accused”?
The court said that the supplementary charge sheet is to be filed related to K Kavitha.
The court said that the application is to be decided after the response of CBI.
Meanwhile, the court asked the CBI’s counsel to begin arguments on charges.
CBI Public Prosecutor Pankaj Gupta briefed the court regarding the facts of the case.
CBI’s public prosecutor referred to the statement of Dinesh Arora and submitted there was a meeting held in the hotel in Hyderabad.
Dinesh Arora attended the meeting at the hotel in Hyderabad where some other accused were present. It was decided that the amount would be transferred, CBI PP submitted.
CBI PP also submitted that a huge amount was paid in cash through hawala channels to an accused.
Sameer Mahendru was the controlling person of Indo Spirit, CBI submitted

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