Agen­cies to de­cide course of ac­tion: Govt on 2G ver­dict


Aspe­cial CBI court on De­cem­ber 21 ac­quit­ted all ac­cused, in­clud­ing for­mer tele­com min­is­ter A Raja and DMK supremo

Karunanidhi’s daugh­ter Kan­i­mozhi, in the 2G scam – one of the big­gest scan­dals dur­ing the

UPA gov­ern­ment, which cost the ex­che­quer an es­ti­mated ₹1.76 lakh crore. Spe­cial judge

OP Saini also ac­quit­ted 15 other ac­cused and three com­pa­nies. The spe­cial court gave its ver­dict on two cases filed by the CBI and the en­force­ment direc­torate. Tele­com min­is­ter

Manoj Sinha said that the agen­cies will de­cide the fu­ture course of ac­tion. Sinha also said that in 2008 the UPA gov­ern­ment fol­lowed a ‘first come first pay’ pol­icy. The high­est court of the land has al­ready termed the al­lo­ca­tion ar­bi­trary and cor­rupt, there is noth­ing else that the gov­ern­ment has to add, Sinha said. If one looks at the earn­ing of the gov­ern­ment post 2G al­lo­ca­tion in 2008, the facts in this case will be clear, he added. The amount col­lected is much greater, he said. A few things are clear see­ing the suc­cess of these auc­tions: spec­trum scarcity is a thing of the past, no TSP com­plains about spec­trum, the al­lo­ca­tion of spec­trum is trans­par­ent, he added.

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