Coal scam: Senior advocate RS Cheema in SC seeks relieving from ED cases due to shortage of law officers
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Enforcement Directorate, told the bench that he will talk to Cheema and would try to persuade him.
A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said it needed to go through the case files as it was a new bench dealing with the matter and listed it for hearing on October 27.
The ED has mentioned the matter before a three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice N V Ramana, who said, the Chief Justice of India will decide on listing the matter.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar said the CBI 'miserably failed' to prove the charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct, criminal breach of trust by a public servant against the accused.
Former director Sushil Maroo, former deputy MD Anand Goyal, CEO Vikrant Gujral and the company's authorised signatory DN Abrol have also been charged by the court.
A special court today held former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and ex-coal secretary H C Gupta guilty of corruption and other charges in a coal scam case.
A special court today deferred till October 25 the hearing in 2G spectrum allocation scam cases in which former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi are among the accused.