K. K. Goyal has been appointed as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) prosecutor in 2G-spectrum case.
The CBI removed A. K. Singh after allegations surfaced that he was in touch with Unitech Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, who is an accused in the case.
Reacting to the disclosure, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said that incident raises serious question about the whole system of appointment of the public prosecutors.
"The conversation shows a serious collusion and conspiracy between the public prosecutor and Sanjay Chandra, who is the other person in the conversation. It casts a long shadow on the integrity of the trial so far and it should also be examined whether other parts of the trial have also been affected by such similar collusion between the prosecutor and the other accused. It again raises question about the whole system of appointment of the public prosecutors," he said.
Bhushan also emphasized that such collusion shows that the CBI must be freed from the clutches of the government.
Chandra along with Raja and 12 others have been charged with conspiracy, forgery and cheating in the 2G case.
Raja is accused of tinkering with procedure and policy to help Unitech and other companies to get the 2G licences. They are also charged with benefiting Unitech to make windfall gains by selling stakes at a premium to Telenor.
The trial is currently in the court of O.P. Saini in Delhi's Patiala House
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha was today quizzed by the opposition members about the removal of the prosecutor in the 2G case during a meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the scam. (ANI)