Raja took the money to the safest place, offshore


A Raja
New Delhi, Mar 2: A Raja, the Former Telecom Minister is the man of the moment and is in the eye of the storm following his alleged involvement in the 2G scam controversy. After he was found to have used benami to invest the loot he received from spectrum allocations to telecom companies, news is now out that he used bank accounts under his wife's name in Mauritius and Seychelles to chanelise the kickbacks he received. Raja is believed to have received a whopping Rs 3,000 crore as bribe.

The CBI has unearthed key evidence of his transactions abroad and has already sent letters rogatory to both aforesaid nations. In response to the letters, the nations have confirmed that there was indeed cash that passed hands between the telecom companies and Raja. The former telecom Minister is believed to have unfairly delivered spectrum allocations to certain telecom companies and is accused of tweaking laws to the advantage of such companies.

The spectrum scam is considered the biggest sham India has seen in recent times costing the country's exchequer a loss of Rs 1,76,000 crore. With the Enforcement Directorate also joining in the probe, they have sent letters rogatory to as much as 10 countries to look into where the money has been parked and how the money traveled to foreign shores. Some of the countries that Raja have stashed away the money include Mauritius, Cyprus, Dubai, Moscow, Norway, Isle of Man, Jersey Island, British Virgin Island and Singapore.

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