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SFIO Files 70,000 Page Charge Sheet in Court in Bhushan Steel & Power Case

Steel News - Published on Thu, 11 Jul 2019

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Economic Times reported that the investigation arm of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs SFIO has filed against 284 individuals and entities while probing alleged irregularities in Bhushan Steel & Power case. Senior counsel Mr Vijay Aggarwal, who is representing a few accused in the BSL matter, said “The case may not be completed any time soon. By arraying so many accused, the agency has ensured that the trial may not finish in the lifetime of the present lawyers and the accused persons. As they have over 200 accused, the trial cannot be held in the courtroom, they should have an alternative venue.”

He added “The agency has to print over two crore pages if a hard copy of the charge sheet is to be supplied to each accused which is mandated as per section 207 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.”

SFIO’s decision to file a charge sheet against a large number of accused is based on the Supreme Court’s guidelines that mandate that all those involved in alleged offences be charged. However, it's up to the court to decide who will stand trial.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 11 Jul 2019
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