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CBI chargesheet against Raja, others by March 31

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, March 16 � Former Telecom Minister A Raja and others, including top executives of some telecom firms, are set to be indicted on charges of corruption, money laundering, cheating and forgery when CBI files the chargesheet in the 2G scam by March 31, reports PTI.

Filing its latest status report of its probe in the scam in a sealed envelop,before a bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly, the CBI told the apex court that many new facts have emerged in the case.

Chargesheet would also be filed against many people and companies later on, the agency said.

�The main chargesheet will be filed against A Raja and two companies by March 31. This is only the beginning and many people and companies would also be chargesheeted later on,� senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, told the bench which asked the agency to appoint a suitable prosecutor for trial.

�Look out for the best man. We want the most competent person to be appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor and he will deal with no other case,� the bench said.

Venugopal told the court that many people, including the CEO of a telecom company, have been examined by the agency and Letters Rogatory have been sent to some countries for tracking the money trail. He said in case of Mauritius, some progress has been made.

He submitted that the agency is also probing a land deal in Chennai involving Tatas and the DMK party and the progress on investigation into it has been mentioned in the report.

Going through the status report, the court referred to a company and asked, �Is it the same company which has association with Vodafone and (it) was also mentioned in the ED report?�

�Yes,� replied Venugopal.

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CBI chargesheet against Raja, others by March 31

NEW DELHI, March 16 � Former Telecom Minister A Raja and others, including top executives of some telecom firms, are set to be indicted on charges of corruption, money laundering, cheating and forgery when CBI files the chargesheet in the 2G scam by March 31, reports PTI.

Filing its latest status report of its probe in the scam in a sealed envelop,before a bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly, the CBI told the apex court that many new facts have emerged in the case.

Chargesheet would also be filed against many people and companies later on, the agency said.

�The main chargesheet will be filed against A Raja and two companies by March 31. This is only the beginning and many people and companies would also be chargesheeted later on,� senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, told the bench which asked the agency to appoint a suitable prosecutor for trial.

�Look out for the best man. We want the most competent person to be appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor and he will deal with no other case,� the bench said.

Venugopal told the court that many people, including the CEO of a telecom company, have been examined by the agency and Letters Rogatory have been sent to some countries for tracking the money trail. He said in case of Mauritius, some progress has been made.

He submitted that the agency is also probing a land deal in Chennai involving Tatas and the DMK party and the progress on investigation into it has been mentioned in the report.

Going through the status report, the court referred to a company and asked, �Is it the same company which has association with Vodafone and (it) was also mentioned in the ED report?�

�Yes,� replied Venugopal.