SC defers hearing of Lavalin case to January 7


B Balagopal / Mathrubhumi News

The Solicitor General added that he has to appear for another case in the afternoon. Following this, the bench headed by Justice U U Lalit postponed the case to January 7.

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New Delhi: The supreme court deferred hearing of the SNC Lavalin case to January 7 and allotted a week’s time for the CBI to submit additional documents related to the case.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appeared for the CBI informed the top court as soon as Lavalin case was considered that he is willing to start the argument. However, he also said that the case requires a detailed hearing.

The Solicitor General added that he has to appear for another case in the afternoon. Following this, the bench headed by Justice U U Lalit postponed the case to January 7. The court directed to list the case as the last one scheduled for January 7 as it requires detailed hearing.

Senior advocate R Basant who appeared for Kasturi Ranga Iyer pointed out that the CBI did not submit any additional files till date even after they claimed that they would. Following this, the court directed the CBI to submit the files within 7 days, if any.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta represented the CBI, Senior advocates R Basant and Raghenth Basant appeared for Kasturi Ranga Iyer and senior lawyer Devadatt Kamat and M R Ramesh Baby appeared for V M Sudheeran.

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