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‘Am happy with court order’: A Raja on CBI court verdict in 2G spectrum allocation case

"I am happy with the court order," Raja told reporters after pronouncement of the verdict.

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: December 21, 2017 14:10 IST ]
Former Telecom Minister A Raja

Welcoming the court verdict acquitting him and all accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, then Telecom Minister A. Raja said he was happy with the court order.

"I am happy with the court order," Raja told reporters after pronouncement of the verdict.

Special Judge O.P. Saini acquitted all the accused, including Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, in both the cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Special Judge O.P. Saini said the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate had failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove the charges against 33 persons named in the case that contributed to the Congress-led UPA' electoral loss in 2014.

Judge Saini pulled up the Central Bureau of Investigation because it had "miserably failed" to prove any charge against any accused in its "well choreographed" chargesheet.

""Many facts recorded in the chargesheet are factually incorrect, like the Finance Secretary strongly recommending revision of entry fee, deletion of clause of draft Letter of Intent (LoI) by Raja, recommendation of TRAI for entry fees...

"I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that prosecution has miserably failed to prove any charge against any of the accused, made in its all well choreographed chargesheet. All the accused are acquitted," the judge said.

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