While hearing the 2G scam case on Thursday February 7, the Delhi High Court punished accused Shahid Usman Balwa and four others to plant 15,000 trees, observing that they have failed to file a response on an ED appeal challenging their acquittal in the 2G case.
Justice Najmi Waziri, while granting a final opportunity to Swan Telecom promoter Balwa, businessman Rajiv Agarwal and three companies — Dynamix Reality Pvt Ltd, DB Reality and Nihar Constructions, asked them to plant 3,000 trees each.
The court said that the trees should be of indigenous variety and they have to take care of them till the monsoon season.
It has also asked former Telecom Minister A Raja’s close aide RK Chandolia to plant 300 trees for not filing a reply to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) appeal challenging his acquittal.
The directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal were asked to plant 500 trees each.
The court has listed the matter for further hearing on March 26.
The court was hearing an appeal challenging the acquittal of former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum allocation case.