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A Raja, Kanimozhi Await Verdict On The 2G Scam On December 21

File Picture Courtesy : Indian Express
File Picture Courtesy : Indian Express

A court in the capital has said that it would deliver its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation graft cases on December 21. The cases involve, among others, former telecom minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi who are out on bail.

CBI Special Judge OP Saini has been hearing two separate cases related to 2G spectrum allocation. One is being probed by the CBI and the other by the Enforcement Directorate. The court concluded final arguments in the case on April 26.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Raja was biased in allocating 2G mobile air waves and operating licences to telecom firms, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

The CBI chargesheet said Rs 200 crore were transferred from DB Group to Kalaignar TV as kickbacks in lieu of allocation of 2G spectrum to Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd.

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a separate case related to money laundering, alleging that a conspiracy was hatched by Raja, Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and others and that Rs 200 crore was proceeds of the crime.

On being asked what she expects will happen on December 21, Kanimozhi told reporters: “Do I look nervous… Let us see.” She was present in court when the date was announced.

On December 21, the court will also deliver its judgment in 2G case against Essar and Loop.

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