New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed May 5 for commencement of recording of statements of former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
Special CBI Judge O P Saini posted the matter for May 5 after the accused sought some more time to answer the 1,718 questions running into 824 pages asked by the court.
“The time has come when the accused will talk to me directly. It is a dialogue between the accused and the judge,” he said.
“I have no problem in giving time but I will not give time in between. After it (recording of statements) will start, it will go on. It must go at an appropriate speed,” the judge said, adding, “You (accused) will have to answer the questions in bullet speed.”
As soon as the hearing began, the defence counsel said that they need time to prepare the answers to the questions provided by the court.