New Delhi: A special CBI Court in Delhi acquitted all 17 accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, involved in the multi-crore 2G spectrum scam in one of the cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) .
The trial court, exclusively dealing with the cases arising out of the scam, was hearing three separate cases, two filed by the CBI and one by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The trial in 2G spectrum scam started six years ago in 2011 after the court had framed charges against 17 accused in the CBI’s case for the offences which entails punishment ranging from six months in life imprisonment.
Here are the live updates on the 2G spectrum case judgements: Clearly the Court found that innocent people have been wronged. Justice has worked as it is supposed to work in our country: Shashi Tharoor, Congress We are waiting for copy of the judgement. We will take legal opinion on it after that: CBI
Ruckus broke out in the Upper House as Opposition MPs raised slogans in den after the 2G verdict
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, on whose PIL CBI probe was ordered in 2G case, says government should appeal in high court against acquittals. Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that Congress stands vindicated, BJP must appologise. “We will raise the issue in Rajya Sabha,” he said.