2G scam: CAG summoned in Swamy's complaint

Posted By: Rama Mohan
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New Delhi, Jan 22: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai and Director CAG R P Singh have been summoned by a Delhi court to appear before it as witnesses on a complaint filed by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam.

On Friday evening, Jan 21, special CBI Judge Pradip Chaddah sought the presence of the top auditor and the CAG director in the court on February 5 to depose as witnesses. The order follows on a private complaint filed by Swamy seeking registration of a criminal case against Raja for his alleged role in the scam, which, according to the CAG, caused a presumptive loss of 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.

Swamy had filed the private complaint on last December 15 and the court had, on January 7, maintained it as "maintainable." Swamy pleaded that the court to appoint him in the case "as a deemed public prosecutor under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act."

Swamy wanted the court to direct the probing agencies like the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to help him in conducting prosecution and probe into the 2G scam. Quoting the CAG report, the Janata Party chief said alleged that Raja has committed the fraud by adopting the 'first-come-first-served' basis in allocating Spectrum to "ineligible companies."

On the day of previous hearing, the court has said that Swamy should depose as a complainant n the case. After that only Swamy's plea for appointing him as a deemed public prosecutor, could be considered.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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