New Delhi: A special CBI court hearing on the 2G spectrum allocation scam, including the highest scam of UPA-led UPA-2 and former telecom minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, has given a decision on Thursday. Maybe. At the same time, Kanimozhi and A Raja have reached their Patiala House courts. Hundreds of supporters from the Raja’s constituency Nilgiri reached the court. In fact, the court has heard three cases, in which two are from CBI and one Enforcement Directorate (ED).
In the first CBI case, in addition to former Union Minister A. Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, Former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, A Raja’s then private secretary RK Chandolia, promoter of Swan Telecom Shahid Usman Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Unitech Company’s MD Sanjay Chandra, Kushgaon Fruits and Vegetable Pvt Ltd’s Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Director of Kalai Nagar TV Sharad Kumar and Kareem of Cineyug Films Apart from Morani, senior officials of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Gautam Joshi, Surendra Pipara, Hari Nayar R P. Apart from this, three companies Swan Telecom Limited, Reliance Telecom Limited and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) have been named as accused.
In October 2011, the court had framed charges against him against the Prevention of Corruption Act, criminal conspiracy, fraud, forgery, making fake papers, misuse of the post, government misrepresentation etc. In the charge sheet filed in April 2011, the CBI had said that 122 licenses related to 2G spectrum were allocated incorrectly, causing a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer. The Supreme Court had canceled all licenses in February 2012.
The court recorded statements of 154 witnesses on behalf of the CBI, including Anil Ambani, his wife Tina Ambani and Neera Radia. These are about 4400 pages. In these cases, there is a provision from six months to life imprisonment. Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia, Loop Telecom promoter Kiran Khaitan and her husband IP Khaitan and Essar Group’s director Vikas Shraf are in the second case. Loop Telecom Limited, Loop India Mobile Limited and Essar Tele Holding Limited companies are also accused in the charge sheet.
In the third case, the ED filed a charge sheet against 19 people, including A.Raja, Kanimozhi, Shahid Balwa, Asif Balwa, Rajiv Agrawal, Vinod Goenka, Kareem Morani and Sharad Kumar in April 2014. In this, ED also nominated DMK chief Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal. It was alleged that Swan Telecom was given 200 million rupees to DMK’s Kalaignar TV. The ED filed the case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).