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Court extends A Raja's CBI custody

By The Assam Tribune
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New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS): A Delhi court today allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to keep former Communications Minister A Raja in its custody for two more days so the agency could quiz him further over the 2G spectrum scam.

Raja was brought to the Patiala House Court complex at the end of his five-day CBI custody, and after the hearing, CBI judge OP Saini granted the agency his custody till Feb 10. His two aides - Siddharth Behura and RK Chandolia - have been sent to 14 days' judicial custody.

The CBI had wanted Raja in its custody for four more days to question him in the 2G spectrum scam. However, the agency said it did not want further custody of his two aides. The CBI submitted before the judge that Raja was the main accused in the 2G spectrum case.

Opposing the CBI, Raja's advocate Ramesh Gupta said the conspiracy should have been unearthed and the investigation report submitted to the court after five days' custody.

Gupta said: "In the CBI application, I do not find any such report on which the CBI should get any further custody of my client A. Raja. In five days, the CBI has only confronted Raja with two of his aides. Therefore, no further custody should be granted as the Supreme Court is also monitoring this case".

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Court extends A Raja

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS): A Delhi court today allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to keep former Communications Minister A Raja in its custody for two more days so the agency could quiz him further over the 2G spectrum scam.

Raja was brought to the Patiala House Court complex at the end of his five-day CBI custody, and after the hearing, CBI judge OP Saini granted the agency his custody till Feb 10. His two aides - Siddharth Behura and RK Chandolia - have been sent to 14 days' judicial custody.

The CBI had wanted Raja in its custody for four more days to question him in the 2G spectrum scam. However, the agency said it did not want further custody of his two aides. The CBI submitted before the judge that Raja was the main accused in the 2G spectrum case.

Opposing the CBI, Raja's advocate Ramesh Gupta said the conspiracy should have been unearthed and the investigation report submitted to the court after five days' custody.

Gupta said: "In the CBI application, I do not find any such report on which the CBI should get any further custody of my client A. Raja. In five days, the CBI has only confronted Raja with two of his aides. Therefore, no further custody should be granted as the Supreme Court is also monitoring this case".

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