Raja, Kanimozhi and others acquitted in 2G scam case
New Delhi: What is being described by different sections of people as a scathing censure of the CBI is the verdict of the Special CBI Court acquitting former Union telecom minister A Raja and M Kanimozhi of the DMK, who were among 17 people charged and tried in the infamous 2G scam case.
Delivering the verdict, Special CBI Court judge OP Saini told a packed courtroom today: “I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that prosecution has miserably failed to prove any charge against any of the accused, made in its well-choreographed charge-sheet.”
Special CBI Court has said there was no evidence available against the accused. The court order says: "some people created a scam by artfully arranging a few selected facts and exaggerating things beyond recognition to astronomical levels.”
According to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), the 2G scam, said to be one of the biggest corruption scandals that rocked the previous UPA government led by Manmohan Singh, had led to a revenue loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore to the Indian Government. The allegation was that there was conspiracy and corruption in high places and telecom permits were allotted much below market price.