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A.Raja, Kanimozhi, others acquitted in 2G scam case
A.Raja, Kanimozhi, others acquitted in 2G scam case
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A.Raja, Kanimozhi, others acquitted in 2G scam case

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A Delhi court on December 21 acquitted all accused, including former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini said: "I have no hesitation in holding that the prosecution has failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt. So all are acquitted."

CBI had charged Raja, Ms. Kanimozhi, then Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, Mr. Raja's former private secretary R.K. Chandolia, Unitech Wireless Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom director and DB Realty MD Vinod Goenka, and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s (RADAG) Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara, Swan telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd. Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV director Sharad Kumar.

The accused also include three companies namely, Swan Telecom (now Etisalat DB), Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd and Reliance Telecom Ltd. According to the CBI chargesheet, the wrongful acts of the accused deprived the exchequer of revenues amounting to Rs. 30,984.55 crore.

On April 25, the ED filed the charge sheet naming Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal, Swan telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd. Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV director Sharad Kumar and P. Amirthan as accused in the case.