2G spectrum scam: Court seeks CBI views on prosecution of Raja

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): A Delhi court today issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), asking it to file a detailed report on a private complaint filed by Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja into the 2G scam.

"Issue notice to the CBI to file its detailed report of the investigation being carried out by it and whether it covers the aspect of national security as raised by Subramanian Swamy in the present case," Special CBI Judge Pradeep Chaddah said.

During the hearing, the court queried if they can still proceed in the case before it in the wake of Raja's arrest by the CBI.

Seeking CBI's response in the matter, the court posted the hearing for February 23.

Meanwhile, Swamy submitted before the court that he is intending to move an application to implead some other persons, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, as accused in this complaint.

The court had on January 7 held as "maintainable" the private complaint filed by Swamy on December 15 last year.

He had made a three-fold prayer which included that his complaint is taken cognizance of and Raja be summoned to take the case to its logical conclusion.

The CBI on Wednesday arrested Raja along with his close aides - RK Chandolia and Siddharth Behuria today in connection with the scam.

Raja was forced to resign from Union Cabinet last year after a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) faulted him for undervaluing spectrum to favour companies who were largely ineligible for 2G spectrum, and added that the government had probably lost Rs.1.76 lakh crore in estimated revenue. (ANI)

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