2G scam verdict: CBI will appeal against special court verdict in the much-anticipated 2G spectrum allocation scam cases. Agency spokesperson Abhishek Dayal has confirmed this. Earlier, the Telecom minister said that the investigating agency will decide on appealing against lower court’s verdict acquitting all accused, including former Union minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today cited a Supreme Court verdict to assert corruption in the UPA government’s 2G spectrum allocation policy and mocked the Congress by saying it was treating a trial court’s acquittal of the accused in the case as a badge of honour.
With the Congress going on the offensive following the judgement, Jaitley said today’s verdict held that nobody was guilty in the case and investigation agencies would take an appropriate decision, taking facts and history into account.
The Enforcement Directorate has already said it will appeal against the judgement while a CBI spokesperson said it would study the verdict and take a decision over it soon.
“Its history is of corruption. Facts have proven it. Congress leaders are treating the judgement like a badge of honour and certification that the 2G spectrum allocation policy was an honest policy,” Jaitley told reporters in the Parliament House complex.
The minister said he was reacting to political aspects of the case and cited the details of the allocation policy of the UPA government and the Supreme Court verdict in February 2012 quashing all allocations.
Citing the verdict, he said that it was a corrupt and dishonest policy intended to promote corruption that was upheld by the apex court.