Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK today said the verdict acquitting former telecom minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha MP K Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum scam case was “not final” and provided grounds for appeal. Holding that the prosecution had “miserably failed” to prove the charges, a special CBI court in Delhi today acquitted Raja, Kanimozhi and all other accused in the politically-sensitive 2G spectrum allocation scam cases. “It is not a final verdict. It is a fit case for appeal,” senior AIADMK leader and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar told reporters here.
Reading out the operative part of the order, Jayakumar said the verdict had been delivered by a lower court.
“There are various fora. There is the Delhi High Court, the Supreme Court. So when an appeal is made, we hope we will get a good verdict,” he said.Asked whether the AIADMK would file an appeal, he said the CBI had filed a case and would take care of it. Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran said he was happy about the verdict as Raja and Kanimozhi were from Tamil Nadu.”Personally I am happy. I know Raja as a minister from Tamil Nadu when I was an MP,” he told reporters.