Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja on Tuesday was granted bail in
the 2G spectrum case. The DMK MP is likely to walk out of Tihar jail today
evening after 15 months by furnishing personal and surety bonds of Rs 20
Raja has been directed not to visit Tamil Nadu without the court's prior
The court has granted bail to Raja on his furnishing personal and surety
bonds of Rs 20 lakh each. Raja, the last of the 14 individuals charged in
the case still in prison, was given bail by Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) special judge OP Saini.
PM Manmohan Singh has declined to comment on the development. "It is for
court to decide, I cannot comment on it," PM Manmohan Singh told STAR
Special CBI Judge OP Saini had on May 11 reserved his order on Raja's bail
plea for Tuesday after hearing arguments from the CBI and counsel for the
The DMK MP had filed the bail plea on the ground of parity with other 13
co-accused who have all been granted relief by the Supreme Court, the
Delhi High Court and the special court trying the case. Watch: Raja
gets bail in 2G scam
The 2G case doesn't end here
Reacting to the decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said this was
not the end of the case but could provide an opportunity for more persons
to be made accused in the scandal.
"The case is not over. But it
will progress and will provide an opportunity to scrutinise the role
played by some others, who are not yet accused in the case, and probably
including them among the list of accused," said BJP leader Shahnawaz
Reacting to the news, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said the 2G
scam case was getting diluted.
DMK welcomes court's decision
The DMK today welcomed the decision of a Delhi court to grant bail to
former Telecom minister A Raja, who was arrested 15 months ago in
connection with the 2G spectrum scam. "We welcome the court's verdict and
are hopeful that he will come out and prove his innocence," DMK leader
Tiruchi Siva said reacting to the court order.
- with agency inputs
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