How the court say, A Raja and other, not Guilty in 2G Spectrum Scam
How the court say, A Raja and other, not Guilty in 2G Spectrum Scam

The Court said that the prosecution has miserably failed to prove any of its charges. Thus all accused are acquitted: Vijay Aggarwal, Lawyer of Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa, Vinod Goenka and others

All the accused, including former telecom minister A Raja, acquitted

In a sensational development, all the accused in the case have been acquitted, as per fresh reports coming in from the courts. While the judgement was unexpected, it is a huge relief for DMK's Kanimozhi and A Raja.

The verdict for the 2G scam, deemed as one of the biggest scams of independent India, will be pronounced today by a special CBI court, almost after a six-year trial scam, suspected to cause the exchequer a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore, was one of the initial blows to the credibility of the UPA government.At the time of when the first murmurs about the scam were heard 10 years back, the Opposition demanded an investigation in the matter after the then Comptroller General of India Vinod Rai in a report in 2010, stated the tune of the loss.

After the investigation in the case, the CBI filed a staggering 80,000-page chargesheet, naming 17 persons. The tune of the scam is so big the Time Magazine called it the second biggest abuse of power after US President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.The then Telecom Minister A Raja became the face of the scam, as he was accused of bending the rules to favour a select group of telcos. Some of the other prominent figures involved in the case were DMK chief Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi, the then telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, and Raja's private secretary RK ChandoliaWhile A Raja denied that he accepted any kickbacks in return for the favours he bestowed upon the group of telcos, the Supreme Court had earlier agreed that he was "polluted", following which the licenses issued by him were cancelled. 

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