New Delhi: Two days after getting bail from the Supreme Court in the 2G case, former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura was on Friday released from the Tihar Jail after a lapse of over 15 months since his arrest.
Behura, arrested on February 2 last year along with former Telecom Minister A Raja, stepped out of of the jail in evening after their lawyers furnished the bail bond before Special CBI Judge OP Saini on Friday.
"Behura has been released from the Tihar Jail. We had furnished the bail bond before the trial court on Friday after which the release warrants were issued," Behura's counsel Pramod Jalan said.
A bench of justices G S Singhvi and H L Dattu had granted bail to Behura on May 9 on a personal bond of Rs 10 lakh and surety of Rs 5 lakh respectively.
Behura had challenged the high court's order of December 16, 2011, which had denied him the bail on the ground that he was the "perpetrator" of the alleged illegal design of Raja and cannot claim benefit of parity with others released on bail.
Behura is facing trial in the case along with other 13 accused, including Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.