2G scam: Delhi court reserves verdict on Subramanian Swamy's plea till Jan. 7

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): A Delhi court on Wednesday reserved its order till January 7, 2011, on the petition filed by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy seeking prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum case.

After hearing Swami's plea, Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge Pradeep Chaddah reserved his order for January 7.

Subramanian Swamy filed a petition seeking his inclusion as a public prosecutor in the 2G spectrum case, and pleaded that the court should take cognisance of his plea.

Swamy approached the CBI court following the Centre's argument late last month in the Supreme Court that there was no question of granting sanction to prosecute Raja, when there was no complaint filed against him in a competent court.

Attorney General G. E. Vahanvati had filed an affidavit on behalf of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the apex court last month to explain why he took close to a year to respond to a request for the prosecution of A Raja over the 2G scam.

The 10-page affidavit indicated that there was no inaction on Prime Minister's behalf and revealed how Swamy's letters were adequately dealt with by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The apex court had asked for details of communication between the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Swamy, who had sought sanction for the prosecution of Raja.

The Supreme Court had earlier on November 16 asked the Government to explain why the Prime Minister took eleven months to take a decision on sanctioning of prosecution of Raja in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation issue.

The 2G spectrum allocation has reportedly caused an alleged loss of Rs1.76 lakh crores to the Government, the CAG has stated in a report. (ANI)

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