Deficiency in judgment acquitting A. Raza and others in 2G case: CBI- Dinamani
In the appeal case being held in the Delhi High Court, the CBI said that there are various defects in the trial court’s decision to acquit former Union Minister A. Raza, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others from the 2G corruption case.
Former BJP MP alleges malpractice in 2G spectrum allocation. Subramanian Swamy filed a case in the Supreme Court.
The CBI Special Court Judge O.P. Saini was appointed by the Supreme Court in 2011. Judge O.P. heard the case. Saini, A. Raza, Kanimozhi, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Raza’s private secretary RK. On December 21, 2017, he acquitted 19 people including Santholiya.
‘I have been waiting for about 7 years waiting for them to provide evidence in this case. Not a single one came up with that evidence. The case is based on rumour. “Public opinion has no place in court proceedings,” said Justice O.P. Saini noted in his judgment.
Based on this judgment, all were acquitted even from the case of the enforcement department.
On March 19, 2018, the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI filed an appeal in the Delhi High Court against the judgment of the trial court.
Judge Prajesh Sethi, who was hearing the case on a daily basis, was about to conclude the arguments of the CBI and start the arguments of the enforcement department. If he retires on November 30, 2020, this case will be investigated afresh.
Delhi High Court Judge Dinesh Kumar Chama has been hearing the case since Monday. Arguments are presented on behalf of CBI. Prosecutor Neeraj Jain, who appeared during the trial on Tuesday, said, ‘Evidence has been presented carelessly in the special trial court. The method of evaluating those sources is flawed. I would point out that there are various defects in the judgment rendered on that basis. The CBI special court has taken a wrong decision. This is not legally acceptable.
There have been irregularities in the communication between government officials and telecom companies, final date for spectrum allocation, first-come-first-served policy, license fee not included in review, Rs 200 crore misappropriation. Due to this, the government has suffered a loss of Rs. 22 thousand crores,’ he said.
Subsequently, the judge adjourned the next hearing of the case to May 29.