2G scam verdict: Subramanian Swamy & Anna Hazare feel that government should appeal in higher court

2G scam verdict: Subramanian Swamy & Anna Hazare feel that government should appeal in higher court

"If the Government has concrete evidence, then they should take the matter to a higher court," said anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare

By: || Updated: 21 Dec 2017 12:01 PM

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, on whose PIL CBI probe was ordered in 2G case, said on Thursday that government should appeal in High Court against acquittals.

"If the Government has concrete evidence, then they should take the matter to a higher court," said anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.

Former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi were today acquitted by a special court
in the 2G spectrum scam case.

Fifteen other accused in the case and three companies were also acquitted.

Others acquitted in the case are former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja's erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra and three top executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (RADAG) -- Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair.

Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also acquitted in the case.

Besides them, three telecom firms -- Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), Reliance Telecom Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd -- were also accused and acquitted in the case.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini pronounced the judgement in the 2G scam which had rocked the UPA government.

In its charge sheet filed in April 2011 against Raja and others, the CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of 122 licences for 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

All the accused facing trial in these cases had denied allegations levelled against them by the CBI and the ED.

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