The Supreme Court on Monday refused to cancel the bail granted to Unitech Ltd Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, an accused in 2G spectrum case, for allegedly trying to sabotage the trial.
A Bench headed by Justice H L Dattu turned down the plea of the CBI which had approached the apex court for cancellation of bail after Chandra was allegedly caught on tape trying to influence A K Singh, the then public prosecutor in the case.
The court said it is not appropriate at this stage to recall its order of November 23, 2011 by which the business tycoon was granted bail in the multi-crore scam.
The CBI had alleged that Chandra had misused the relief given to him by approaching Singh and trying to “materially interfere” with the prosecution in an “attempt to influence” the conduct and outcome of the trial.
It has alleged that the conduct of Chandra was questionable during the period of bail as he was found holding discussion with the prosecutor about crucial witnesses.
His conversation with the prosecutor, who was removed from the case, reflected that the entire strategy of the CBI in dealing with the case was compromised, the agency has said.