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2G case: Shahid Balwa and three others have planted 500 trees each, HC told

The Delhi High Court was informed on Monday by Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and three others, whose acquittals in the 2G spectrum allocation case were challenged by the CBI and the ED, that they had planted 500 trees each in pursuance to its earlier direction. The court had in February directed Swan Telecom Pvt. Ltd. (STPL) promoter Balwa, former Telecom minister A Raja s erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd. Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal to plant 500 trees each here as penalty for seeking more time to file their responses to the appeal of CBI challenging their acquittal. The counsel for Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) sought time to file an affidavit to see whether the court s earlier has been complied with in its letter and spirit. Justice A K Chawla said let the affidavit be filed by the DCF in two weeks before the next date of hearing, that is, October 24. In separate applications, filed through advocates ...

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