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ASG Tushar Mehta made Special Public Prosecutor for 2G cases

IANS  |  New Delhi 

has been appointed as Special Public for the Spectrum Scam case to file an appeal against the of the accused by a trial court in December last year.

A notification issued on February 8 says that the Central has appointed as Special Public for "conducting prosecution, appeals/revisions or other proceedings" arising out of the cases relating to spectrum investigated by the CBI before the Special court and the appellate/revisional court.

It made no mention of the fate of who was appointed Special Public by the on September 2, 2014.

Grover's appointment followed the incumbent U.U. Lalit's appointment as top He was representing both the (CBI) and the

Prior to Lalit, argued the case in its initial days but he was replaced by A.K. Singh. However, Singh was dropped after he was allegedly heard in a telephonic conversation advising one of the accused how to fight the case and Goel then staged a comeback

After Lalit was sworn in as top on August 13, 2014, Grover's name was recommended by now who at that point of time represented the CBI in 2G cases before the apex court.

Grover was appointed as by the apex court bench of Justice (since retired), Justice and Justice noting that Venugopal had recommended just one name and the court did not intend to question it.

Venugopal had told the court that he has suggested Grover's name because he has not appeared for any of the parties in the case.

Grover however fell into a row after the of DMK leaders Kanimozhi and A. Raja and 15 other accused by the 2G court on December 21. The special court had also adversely commented on Grover in the judgement.

After the judgement, the CBI said it would appeal in the against the



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:54 IST