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  1. 2G scam verdict Highlights: Senior PMO officials supressed facts from PM, not Raja, says Special CBI Court

2G scam verdict Highlights: Senior PMO officials supressed facts from PM, not Raja, says Special CBI Court

2G scam verdict LIVE Updates: A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi have been acquitted by a special court in Delhi in the much-anticipated 2G spectrum allocation scam cases.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 21, 2017 10:32 PM
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Track Highlights of 2G scam verdict here

9:55 PM: Special CBI court has said that Niira Radia’s comments in court were of no use. The court said that Radia did not state in her deposition on the reason why TTSL (Tata Teleservices Ltd.) did not get the spectrum.

8:55 PM: Kanimozhi has said that this victory will boost the morale of her party workers, as per India Today.

8:39 PM: Aam Aadmi Party today criticised the Modi government of ‘foul play and some deal’ citing that the CBI has failed to prove their case against the accused that proves the point.

8:07 PM: The Central Bureau of Investigation has said that they have analysed the judgment given out by the special CBI court and that has already formed a basis for their appeal in front of the Delhi High Court. the CBI is planning to file petition much before the 60-day given deadline from the day of verdict.

7:46 PM: Ex-Union Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said that false allegations on Congress put a taint on their image in 2014 and is the reason for Congress’s disastrous results in the polls conducted that year.

7:39 PM: National spokesperson for BJP Sudhanshu Trivedi has said that it is too early for the Congress party to celebrate. Trivedi said that CBI is going to file a review petition into their corruption soon and so for them to celebrate now is immature.

7:23 PM: Senior officials at the office of then prime minister Manmohan Singh had “suppressed the most relevant and controversial part” of A Raja’s letter and the then telecom minister “cannot be faulted” for misrepresenting the facts, said special CBI court. Special court also said that Pulok Chatterjee in consultation with TK A Nair suppressed most relevant and controversial part of A Raja’s letter to Manmohan Singh. So, the CBI Court said, A Raja “cannot be faulted” of alleged misrepresentation of facts before then PM.

7:08 PM: Congress Working Committee has called for a meeting tomorrow at 10:30 AM where 2G spectrum is likely to be discussed.

7:04 PM: Raja has said that his actions then as the telecom minister brought “revolution” in the telecom sector and said that his actions were always for the benefit of the masses. He also said, “The learned Judge has held that it is not just a case of the prosecution failing to prove its allegations, but a case where the prosecution case itself was false.”

6:54 PM: Special Judge OP Saini fired salvo towards Ex-AG Vahanvati and said that the then top law officer ‘deliberately’ denied and disowned official records.

6:49 PM: “The Congress should not be elated over the 2G scam verdict as the matter of prosecuting ‘criminal conspirators is still open’, says Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar said today.

6:42 PM: AIADMK feels that the verdict given by Special CBI court is warranted for appeal as the verdict has come as a shot in the arm for DMK which has been training its gun on AIADMK over corruption and a host of other issues.

6:38 PM: Former Telecom Minister A Raja has said that the entire 2G spectrum scam was “cooked up” and he hasn’t thought about the UPA’s and Congress’s desertion of him now.

6:07 PM: Enforcement Directorate has decided to move an appeal against the judgment of the Special CBI Court in 2G scam case.

6:04 PM: Kanimozhi after being acquitted in the 2G Scam case said that she was made the accused because she was acting as a director in  Kalaignar TV for 20 days during which neither she attended a single board meeting nor she signed a single document.

5:48 PM: P C Chacko further said that 2G spectrum scam was an “exaggerated political campaign” where the CBI failed to prove the allegation that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer.

5:40 PM: Senior Congress leader P C Chacko has said that SC’s verdict of acquitting 2G Scam accused underlines the stand taken by Joint Parliamentary Committee that said that the figures posted by Ex-CAG Vinod Rai were erroneous and presumptive calculation is not correct.

5:35 PM: Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy has said that today is “very bad day” for Arun Jaitley and pressed that Ex-CAG Vinod Rai should present himself before the court and let himself be investigated.

5:28 PM: Ex-Attorney General Soli Sorabjee has said that he cannot term the judgment ‘good’ or ‘bad’ without reading the verdict. But, he was quick to add that “this is not a final verdict” and can be tested in appeals before higher courts. “It is only a special court verdict which can be appealed against. The CBI can appeal in the High Court. I have not read the judgment so cannot say if it was good or bad,” Sorabjee, who was the top law officer during the previous NDA regime, told PTI.

5:21 PM: Central Bureau of Investigation has said that the investigating bureau will be taking necessary legal actions and will also be filing an appeal in the wake of the 2G Scam accused being acquitted.

5:13 PM: Telecom Manoj Sinha maintained silence on the 2G Scam verdict and said that as SC pointed out that the entire process was arbitrary and power corridors were taking decisions making the case unreasonable for comment.

5:07 PM: Former AG Mukul Rohatgi hit out at Subramanian Swamy saying that Swamy is in the habit of making wild and false allegations. Mukul further said that he had appeared for some of the 2G Scam accused at the time of grant of bail in Supreme Court, in 2012. Mukul also clarified that after he became AG, he had nothing to do with the case. Mukul said, “To make personal allegations is meaningless”. Swamy had earlier said that Rohatgi had welcomed this verdict which Swamy disliked and revealed that he had written to PM opposing his appointment as AG as he had appeared for some accused companies.

5:00 PM: CBI spokesperson has said that Court has not appreciated evidence presented in proper perspective.

4:50 PM: Senior Advocate and Congress MP Vivek Tankha said that Vinod Rai’s call for reported loss was “presumptuous” that destroyed several lives and ate jobs. He also said “2G Scam” and “Lokpal Bill” were two agitations attacked by then government of which one stands vindicated and the other one “Lokpal” is not even there.

4:46 PM: DMK leader MK Stalin tweets about his excitement on the historical verdict given by Special Judge O.P. Saini and said that “Today’s verdict has demolished the concerted, vicious campaign built upon a pile of lies against DMK by vested interests” and further said that now “DMK stands vindicated”.

4:44 PM: Congress Leader Anand Sharma via tweet has expressed his ire over PM Modi not apologising to Ex-PM Manmohan Singh for “ill-thought” accusations and further said that it was PM Modi’s duty to restore dignity of the office and parliamentary democracy by clearing all doubts.

4:23 PM: The Shiv Sena demands clarification from BJP as to why it raised the 2G scam issue in a big way after a special court acquits all the accused in the case.

4:17 PM: SP leader Naresh Agarwal while putting forth a question pertaining to the acquittal in the 2G verdict asked whether CAG reports can be leaked to newspapers before they are presented and also asked whether people’s reputation holding constitutional offices can be tarnished on the basis of CAG report.

4:11 PM: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma met Kanimozhi after her acquittal.

4:02 PM: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala hitting at BJP said that it is the day for “fixing responsibility and accountability” for BJP, while another Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said that 2G verdict will remain as a blot on the history of CAG and Ex-CAG Vinod Rai must be prosecuted for it.

3:56 PM: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy stressing on the need for the fight against corruption that has forced the law to take a back seat said that law officers and honest lawyers need to change the perspective of doing ‘chamchagiri’ of ministers to eradicate corruption.

3:49 PM: The acquittal of all the accused in the 2G case by a special court today triggered a major political slugfest between the BJP and the Opposition with the Congress saying “truth” finally prevailed and the ruling party asking it not to treat the verdict as a “badge of honour”.

3:44 PM: Alleging that the BJP, which was in opposition then, had spread a “propaganda”, the Congress demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP apologise to the nation for doing so.

3:40 PM: On the other hand, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who was one of the petitioners in the case, said the government should immediately appeal in the Delhi High Court against the acquittal.

3:35 PM: DMK MP Kanimozhi and former telecom minister A Raja, two of the accused in the case, hailed the verdict and said justice has been delivered.

3:30 PM: Congress veteran Manmohan Singh, who was the prime minister when the alleged scam took place, reacted saying the verdict made it clear that the “massive propaganda” against the UPA was without any foundation.

3:25 PM: “I do not want to boast (about) anything. The court’s judgement has to be respected. I am glad that the court has pronounced unambiguously. All the massive propaganda which was being done against the UPA was without any foundation. The judgement speaks for itself,” Singh told reporters.

3:20 PM: Former Union minister P Chidambaram echoed Singh’s view, saying that the allegations of a major scam involving the highest levels of government was “never true and not correct” and the verdict established that.

3:15 PM: Attacking the BJP, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “The BJP has been exposed for its untruth and propaganda against the Congress. The prime minister, (Finance Minister Arun) Jaitley and the BJP should apologise to the nation,” Surjewala said.

3:10 PM: Congress MP and former telecom minister Kapil Sibal also demanded apology from former CAG Vinod Rai and the BJP, asserting that he has been saying from day one that there was no loss. “I have been vindicated today. In fact it is Vinod Rai who must apologise to the nation,” he added.

3:05 PM: FM Jaitley hit back, saying the Congress should not treat the 2G verdict as a “badge of honour”.

3:00 PM: The party’s “zero loss theory” was proved wrong when the apex court squashed spectrum allocation in 2012, he added.

2:55 PM: Though the trial court verdict says nobody was guilty of corruption, investigating agencies will study the case history and look into it, Jaitley asserted.

2:50 PM: “The Congress is treating 2G verdict as a badge of honour, but its zero loss theory was proven wrong when the Supreme Court quashed spectrum allocation in February 2012,” he told reporters.

2:45 PM: Swamy, who was one of the petitioners on whose plea a CBI probe was ordered in 2G case, told PTI outside the court premises that the government should appeal in the high court against acquittal of all the accused.

2:40 PM: “Congis (sic) and allies celebrated JJ HC acquittal. Then in SC got deflated. Same will be here,” Swamy also tweeted.

2:30 PM: Raja and Kanimozhi and all other accused were acquitted in the politically-sensitive 2G spectrum allocation scam cases by the special court which held that the prosecution “miserably failed” to prove the charges.

2:20 PM: The CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of licences for the 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the top court on February 2, 2012.

1:45 pm: In the packed courtroom, the judge said, “I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that prosecution has miserably failed to prove any of the charges against any of the accused.”

1:42 pm: The three cases decided today by the special court had total of 35 accused including several companies.

1:40 pm: The first case, prosecuted by CBI, had 17 accused, while the second matter, pursued by ED, had 19 undertrials. The third one had eight accused including Essar promoters.

1:38 pm: MK Stalin has reached Gopalapuram in Chennai to meet M Karunanidhi

1:36 pm: The Congress today said the truth in the 2G spectrum allocation case had finally prevailed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise to the nation for its “propaganda” against the party.

1:34 pm: A special court today acquitted all the accused in the 2G scam case, which had rocked the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II regime.

1:32 pm: “One thing is clear… the allegation of a major scam involving the highest levels of government was never true and not correct and that has been established,” former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said.

1:29 pm: The truth had finally prevailed and the BJP had been exposed, added Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

1:26 pm: “The BJP has been exposed for its untruth and propaganda against Congress. The prime minister, (Finance Minister Arun) Jaitley and the BJP should apologise to the nation,” Surjewala said.

1:23 pm: “The BJP stands exposed for conspiring against the Congress,” Surjewala told reporters.

1:20 pm: The CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of licences for the 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the top court on February 2, 2012.

1:17 pm: Raja and Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, were also let off in another case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate under the money laundering law arising out of the 2G scam.

1:14 pm: Former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and all other accused were today acquitted in the politically-sensitive 2G spectrum allocation scam cases by a special court which held that the prosecution “miserably failed” to prove the charges.

1:11 pm: The fifteen other accused allowed to walk free include former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja’s erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra and three top executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (RADAG) — Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair.

1:08 pm: The CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of licences for the 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the top court on February 2, 2012.

1:05 pm: The Gujarat elections have given fresh momentum to the Congress and revived its political fortunes, says senior party leader Veerappa Moily.

1:02 pm: Congress president Rahul Gandhi should now perform “major surgery” on the party and replace Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs and AICC state in-charges who had failed to deliver on the electoral front, he said.

12:59 pm: BJP exposed for untruth, propaganda against Congress. PM, Jaitley and BJP should apologise to nation: Congress after 2G verdict.

12:57 pm: Demanding apology from former CAG Vinod Rai and opposition, Congress MP and former telecom minister Kapil Sibal said today that his stand on loss from 2G spectrum allocation stands vindicated.

12:54 pm: “I have been saying from day one that there was no loss and I have been vindicated today. In fact it is Vinod Rai who must apologise to the nation.

12:51 pm: “It is opposition who must apologise to the nation,” Sibal told reporters after a special court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case acquitted all the accused.

12:48 pm: Former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi were today acquitted by a special court in the 2G spectrum scam case. Fifteen others accused in the case and three companies were also acquitted.

12:45 pm: All the people of the industry who were accused have suffered enough, licenses cancelled, they were also unable to travel abroad, says Mukul Rohatgi,former Attorney General on 2G Scam Verdict

12:42 pm: Tamil Nadu: DMK supporters distribute sweets in celebration in Coimbatore after the acquittal of all the accused in 2G Scam Verdict by Delhi’s Patiala House Court.

12:39 pm: Prosecution’s main argument was on clause 8, it is a civil issue.It was never an issue of criminality, this is what court also held, says former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.

12:36 pm: We are very happy that justice has prevailed. It is a big day for the DMK family. It is an answer to all the blames and the problems we faced, says Kanimozhi after her acquittal.

12:34 pm: BJP should apologize and we are demanding clarification from the ruling party at the Centre, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

12:32 pm: I am sure that the investigative agencies will have a close look at it (the judgement and acquittal of accused) and decide what has to be done, says Arun Jaitley on 2G Scam Verdict.

12:29 PM: The fact that the policy caused loss is clear form the fact that the subsequent auctions got a much higher price, says Arun Jaitley on 2G Scam Verdict.

12:27 pm: The acquittal of all the accused by the special court has brought happiness to us. The verdict further proves that there was no wrong done. All this has been proved: MK Stalin, DMK Working President 2G Scam Verdict.

12:24 pm: Each and every case of spectrum allocation was quashed by SC (in 2012) as arbitrary & unfair, the policy was quashed as unfair and intended to cause loss to GoI & the govt was directed to have a fresh policy by which an auction would take place, says Arun Jaitley on 2G Scam Verdict.

12:21 pm: Congress leaders are treating this judgement as some kind of a badge of honor & a certification that it was an honest policy: Arun Jaitley on 2G Scam Verdict

12:18 PM: This was a corrupt and dishonest policy, which has already been upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012: Arun Jaitley on 2G Scam Verdict

12:15 PM: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has reacted strongly on the 2G case verdict. Some parties are treating the verdict as a badge of honour. UPA’s policy was arbitrary, says FM Jaitley.

12:12 PM: We are saying that the PM should come to the house and give a clarification, this govt was formed on the basis that UPA was embroiled in 2G & other scams, but now it has been proved that it was just a scam of lies by the opposition: Kapil Sibal, Congress

12:09 PM: Meanwhile, DMK says, “We are very much with Congress. PM Modi-Karunanidhi meet was a courtesy call.”

12:07 PM: DMK MP Kanimozhi has said justice has been delivered after the special court acquitted her and others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases. “There is no evidence against me and justice has been delivered,” Kanimozhi told mediapersons after the verdict was pronounced.

12:04 PM: Kanimozhi, Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, was accused of conniving with former telecom minister A Raja and other co-accused in “parking” of illegal gratification of Rs 200 crore in Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, of which she was a promoter.

12:01 PM: “We are yet to receive complete judgement. We will study it, take legal opinion and decide future action,” CBI spokesperson says on 2G verdict.

11:59 am: Enforcement Directorate will appeal against the special court verdict on 2G spectrum allocation, say agency sources.

11:57 am: Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi says no impact of 2G verdict on elections as DMK is already winning.

11:55 am: “We respect the court’s judgement. Court has unambiguously put to rest the propaganda against UPA,” says former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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11:53 am: “We are relieved of the huge tension we had. What kept us going was that we knew all along that Law of the land will be upheld. We knew that if there will be a fair trial it will give us the justice,” says Hussain Balwa, brother of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa on 2G Scam Verdict.

11:50 am: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he respects the court verdict

11:48 am: All acquitted in the case will have to furnish a bail bond of Rs. 5 lakh each. This is done to ensure their presence in a higher appellate court if the verdict is challenged

11:46 am: In their first reactions after being acuitted in 2G scam case, Kanimozhi got emotional while A Raja flashed a big smile.

11:43 am: The judgement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases brought smiles on the faces of the acquitted accused including former telecom minister A Raja, who was present inside the Special Court here.

11:40 am: Special CBI Judge O P Saini decided the fate of the accused by saying, “I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that prosecution has miserably failed to prove any of the charges against any of the accused”.

11:37 am: A number of supporters of DMK leaders Raja and Kanimozhi, who were anxiously waiting outside the jam-packed court room, broke into loud cheers as soon as the verdict was pronounced.

11:34 am: If the Government has concrete evidence, then they should take the matter to a higher court: Anna Hazare 2G Scam Verdict.

11:32 am: Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 PM after Congress uproar over PM Narendra Modi’s remarks against Manmohan Singh.

11:30 am: “It was a false case. For the past 2 assembly elections, the case was used against us, now it has been proved to be wrong,” says RS Bharathi, DMK on 2G Scam Verdict.

11:28 am: There was a lot of conspiracy behind all this, a single person can’t be blamed for 2G scam, says Kanimozhi after being acquitted in 2g scam verdict.

11:26 am: Kanimozhi waves at supporters outside Patiala House Court after being acquitted in #2GScamVerdict

11:24 am: Kanimozhi’s stepbrother MK Stalin welcomes verdict, distributes sweets and begins celebrations after her acquittal in 2G scam case

11:21 am: Clearly the Court found that innocent people have been wronged. Justice has worked as it is supposed to work in our country, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on 2G Scam Verdict

11:18 am: We are waiting for copy of the judgement. We will take legal opinion on it after that, says CBI on 2G Scam Verdict

11:16 am: I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that prosecution has miserably failed to prove any charge against any accused, says CBI Judge O P Saini.

11:13 am: Government must prove its bonafides by filing an immediate appeal in High Court, says Subramanian Swamy

11:11 am: DMK supporters marching and celebrating outside Patiala House Court after the Court’s pronouncement of 2G Scam Verdict. All accused have been acquitted.

11:09 am: Historic verdict shows the triumph of justice, establishes that those who were accused had been innocent from the start and are now acquitted of all charges, says MK Stalin

11:07 am: Allegation of a major scam involving the highest levels of Government was never true, was not correct and that has been established today, says P Chidambaram on 2G Scam Verdict.

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11:05 am: I would love to thank everyone who stood by me, says DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi after she was acquitted in 2G Scam Verdict.

11:02 am: “Victory begins now. With political motives this case was put in us. Conspiracies were hatched against us but all have been blown away now,” says Durai Murugan, Senior DMK Leader

11:00 am: Essar Group promoters Ravi Kant Ruia and Anshuman Ruia acquitted in the case arising out of 2G scam probe.

10:58 am: Court also acquits Loop Telecom promoters I P Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan and four others in the case arising out of 2G scam probe.

10:55 am: Reacting on 2G scam verdict, Kapil Sibal said, “Have been saying all along that this was not a scam. It was a scam by Vinod Rai. We stand vindicated.”

10:52 am: The Court said that the prosecution has miserably failed to prove any of its charge. Thus all accused are acquitted: Vijay Aggarwal, Lawyer of Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa, Vinod Goenka and others 2G Scam Verdict.

10:48 am: Former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A Raja acquitted in 2G spectrum allocation scam case by Delhi Court.

10:45 am: Ex Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi arrive in Delhi court ahead of pronouncement of verdict in 2G scam cases

10:42 am: One of the cases in which judgement is likely to be delivered today involves Essar Group promoters Ravi Kant Ruia and Anshuman Ruia, Loop Telecom promoters Kiran Khaitan, her husband I P Khaitan and Essar Group Director (Strategy and Planning) Vikash Saraf as accused.

10:40 am: The court, which is only dealing with the cases arising out of the 2G spectrum scam, has already directed all accused, including Raja, Kanimozhi and others to remain present before it for the verdict.

10:38 am: 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.

10:36 am: ‘There is a clear violation of PMLA Act, which is among one of the acts in the charge sheets’, says note lawyer Sujoy Kantawala.

10:34 am: Special CBI judge O P Saini will pronounce the verdict in separate cases lodged by the CBI and the ED in the infamous 2G scam which rocked the then UPA government led by Congress and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

10:32 am: It’s judgement day for former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi. A special court in Delhi is likely to pronounce judgements in the much-anticipated 2G spectrum allocation scam cases.

10:30 am: ‘Nothing in politics should be forgotten when it is the causing loss to the exchequer and bringing disgrace to the nation whether it is done by BJP, Congress or any other party as nation is above all political parties’, says  JD(S) Spokesperson Tanvir Ahmed on 2G scam Verdict

10:27 am: The CBI had named them in its charge sheet on December 12, 2011, alleging they had cheated the Department of Telecommunication by using Loop Telecom as a “front” to secure 2G licences in 2008.

10:24 am: Later, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a charge sheet against Raja, Kanimozhi and others for alleged offence of money laundering.

10:21 am: In its charge sheet filed in April 2011 against Raja and others, CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of 122 licences for 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

10:18 am: In the case involving promoters of Essar Group, Loop Telecom and Saraf, three companies — Loop Telecom Ltd, Loop Mobile India Ltd and Essar Tele Holding Ltd (ETHL) — were also named by the CBI in its charge sheet.

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10:15 am: While the court had charged them with the offence under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) read with section 420 (cheating) of IPC, substantial charge of cheating was made out against Saraf.

10:12 am: All the accused facing trial in these cases have denied the allegations levelled against them by the CBI and the ED.

10:10 am: The court had in October 2011 framed charges against them under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, using as genuine fake documents, abusing official position, criminal misconduct by public servant and taking bribe.

10:07 am: Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also accused in it.

10:04 am: Besides them, three telecom firms — Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), Reliance Telecom Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd — are also accused in the case.

10:01 am: In the first case filed by the CBI, Raja and Kanimozhi are facing trial along with former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja’s erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra and three top executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (RADAG) — Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair.

9:58 am: Former Telecom Minister A Raja arrives at Patiala House Court for 2G Scam Verdict.

9:55 am: Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, has arrived at Patiala House Court for 2G Scam Verdict.

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