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.