2G scam case verdict awaited today; A Raja reaches court
New Delhi: After practically seven years, a particular CBI courtroom in Delhi will on Thursday pronounce the decision in a number of circumstances associated to the alleged defective allocation of the 2G spectrum licences throughout the UPA earlier authorities led by Dr Manmohan Singh.
The decision, which comes practically seven years after the primary arrest was made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2011, will resolve that destiny of former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and several other others accused within the case.
A Raja has reached the Patiala Home Court docket, as per studies.
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One of many largest scams in India, the 2G spectrum case prompted big loss to the general public exchequer.
The rip-off pertains to the granting of 2G spectrum licence allocations in 2007-08 which prompted the lack of Rs 1.76 lakh crore, in accordance to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor Basic of India.
The CAG report mentioned in 2007-2008, the 2G licences had been given to telecom operators at throwaway costs as a substitute of allocation by a free and honest bidding course of.
Particular CBI choose OP Saini is scheduled to pronounce the judgements in separate circumstances lodged by the CBI and the ED within the rip-off which rattled the previous prime minister Manmohan Singh-led UPA authorities.
Two circumstances have been filed by the CBI and one other one by the ED.
The particular CBI courtroom, has directed all accused, together with Raja, Kanimozhi and others, to stay current earlier than it immediately for the decision.
A Raja has denied any wrongdoing. He has claimed that each one selections had been taken after apprising then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and had been based mostly on inputs from DoT, different Cupboard Ministers and the then Solicitor Basic.
He has additionally claimed that the CAG report was “flawed” and there was no loss to the exchequer. Raja stepped down in 2010 after the auditor’s report and was arrested in 2011.
He was accused of dishonest, forgery and conspiracy. The CBI chargesheet additionally mentioned he misled then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The trial began quickly after.
Raja was launched on bail after spending practically a yr in jail.
(With ANI inputs)