A Raja denies threatening Madras HC judge

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New Delhi, Dec 7: Ex Telecom Minister A Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum allocation has found himself in a new controversy. The Madras High Court judge Khalifullah has revealed that Raja threatened another judge to influence his decision in a case probed by the CBI.

Earlier, Justice R Raghupathy of the Madras High Court said that one of his lawyers had spoken to a minister regarding an education scam case. The fact was brought to the notice of Chief Justice of India Balakrishnan.

In his letter to the CJI, Justice Raghupathy wrote, "On 12.06.2009, at about 2 pm during lunch recess, while I was in my Chamber, HC, Madras...Chandramohan (Chairman, Bar Council, TN) handed over his mobile phone saying that the union minister is on line to have a talk with me. Right away I discouraged such conduct of Chandramohan and told him that the case would be disposed off in accordance with the law, if listed before me."

Chandramohan, Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Bar Council is the person for whose client favour was sought. Chandramohan is also considered a close friend of A Raja and was removed from the bar council when news broke out.

A Raja in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, vehemently denied all allegations and said that he never spoke to any judge related to the scam and added, "I never intended or authorised any person to speak on my behalf. As a former minister, I know legal issues and know people in the legal fraternity." He also said that controversies are part of public life and believes that he will come out clean.

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