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Court reserves verdict in 2G spectrum case

A court here on Wednesday reserved verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case, in which former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi are being tried.

CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini said the verdict may be delivered on July 15.

The Central Bureau of Investigation court also directed both the prosecution and defence to submit their written submissions by July 5, the date fixed for seeking clarification, if required.

According to the CBI, the then Telecom Minister Raja was biased in allocating 2G mobile airwaves and operating licences to telecom firms, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

The CBI chargesheet said Rs 200 crore were transferred from DB Group to Kalaignar TV, which were kickbacks in lieu of allocation of 2G spectrum to Swan Telecom Pvt. Ltd.

It held that a conspiracy was hatched by Raja, Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and others and that Rs 200 crore was proceeds of crime.

All accused, including Raja, are out on bail.

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