2G case: Court allows Raja to visit Tamil Nadu for two days

A Raja
New Delhi, Jul 6: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, key accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, was today allowed by a Delhi court to visit his home constituency Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu this weekend for two days.

Special CBI Judge OP Saini granted permission to Raja to go to his native place from today evening to Sunday night after taking into consideration that the CBI has not objected to his plea and the case is not listed for tomorrow.

Raja had moved the plea in this regard as the court, while granting him bail on May 15, had imposed certain conditions, including that he would not visit his home state without its prior permission.

"CBI prosecutor has no objection to the prayer. Since the matter is not listed for tomorrow, prayer is allowed. Accused A Raja is permitted to visit Tamil Nadu from today evening to Sunday night subject to the same conditions as were imposed on him vide order of Jun 6, 2012," the court said.

The DMK MP was granted bail by the court holding that his further detention would not serve any purpose as all the other 13 co-accused are already out on bail.

The court had imposed several conditions on him including a ban on his visit to Tamil Nadu as well as the Department of Telecom (DoT) which he presided over as minister for over three years.

The court had directed Raja not to make any inducement, threat or promise, either directly or indirectly, to any person acquainted with the case.

Arrested by the CBI on Feb 2 last year, 49-year-old Raja, the main accused in the Rs 30,984 crore 2G scam had moved his first bail application only after all the other co-accused were granted bail in the case.

Raja and others have been charged with the offences of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and corruption besides criminal breach of trust that entails a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.


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