SC modifies earlier order, allows 2G accused to approach High Court


Modifying its earlier order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the accused in 2G cases to approach the Delhi High Court to appeal against the final order of the special court holding the trial of 2G scam-related cases.

An apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, while permitting the accused in 2G cases to move the high court, made it clear that the high court will not entertain any appeal against the interim order passed by the 2G special court.

The court order came as it rejected the plea by DMK leader and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozh Karunanidhi and corporate honcho Shahid Balwa seeking the quashing of charges against them in an alleged bribe-turned-corporate loan matter.

By Tuesday’s order, the court has modified its February 14, 2011 and April 10, 2011 order saying that any appeal against the order of the trial court could only be made before the apex court thereby barring the high court from entertaining any matter relating to the 2G scam.