court to shift the schedule of recording of statements of these new witnesses till August 21, saying hearing on their plea before the apex court is listed on that day.
RTL, in its plea, said, "Continuing with the examination of witnesses now permitted by means of order dated July 19, 2013 would render the special leave petition infructuous and would not be appropriate given that Supreme Court is hearing the matters at length and with the greatest expedition."
It also referred to the adjournment given by trial court in the additional spectrum case, in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others are accused, saying the court had deferred the matter to await the order or clarification from the apex court.
Till the apex court dispose of their plea, the trial court should defer examination of witnesses who have been summoned in pursuance to the July 19 order, it said, adding they were only seeking minor accommodation in the interest of trial.
The judge, however, told Rohatgi and CBI that he does not have any problem in shifting dates for recording of evidence of additional witnesses but said that some other witnesses should remain present in the court on that day.
RTL, along with others, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, is facing trial in 2G case.