2G: Will A Raja get bail today?

Last Updated: Tue, May 15, 2012 08:35 hrs

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will pass its verdict on Tuesday on the bail plea of former Telecom Minister A Raja who is languishing in the Tihar jail for the past 15 months in the 2G spectrum scam case.

The court on Friday last had reserved its judgement till May 15.

The CBI reportedly opposed Raja´s bail plea in the court.

Raja on May 9 had applied for bail in the court.

The Supreme Court on May 9 granted bail to ex-Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura in connection to the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Behura was granted bail after more than a year since he was arrested in the scam.

The SC on Wednesday also upheld the bail given to former Telecom Minister A Raja´s former personal secretary RK Chandolia by the trial court.

Behura and Raja were arrested in 2011 for their alleged roles in the 2G scam.

Touted to be the biggest corruption scandal of independent India, the 2G scam, allegedly masterminded by ex-minister A Raja, pertains to a biased distribution of mobile airwaves and operating licenses, in lieu of kickbacks, to telcos that could have cost the treasury up to Rs 1.76 lakh crore in lost revenue, according to the government´s auditors CAG.

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