New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A CBI special court here Wednesday allowed former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura and five other accused in the 2G case to go abroad in June.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini allowed Behura, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and co-promoter Vinod Goenka, Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables director Asif Balwa, Cineyug Films director Karim Morani and Unitech’s managing director Sanjay Chandra to go abroad.
“The six accused are facing trial in a very serious matter and it is incumbent upon them to be available for facing trial. However, at the same time travelling is a natural incident of human life and should not normally be denied without any valid reason,” said the court.
Accused and DMK MP Kanimozhi has moved an application seeking to visit her state Tamil Nadu on the occasion of the birthday of her father and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi June 3. The court listed the matter for hearing Thursday.
The court allowed the application of Shahid Balwa and Asif Balwa, who had requested court to allow them to visit Makkah next month.
Behura will visit his daughter in Bangkok and also travel to Hong Kong from June 9 to June 30.
Chandra and Goenka had sought permission to visit various places for business matters. Morani sought the court’s permission to travel to London and Amsterdam from June 11-29.