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Scams in spectrum allocation, CWG find echo in Delhi courts

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  1. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    New Delhi, Dec 30 (PTI) Scams in the telecom sector and the Commonwealth Games reverberated in Delhi courts during 2010 as they not only received a complaint to prosecute embattled A Raja but also sent three close aides of CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi to Tihar jail.

    A special judge took into consideration the complaint of Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy to appoint him as a public prosecutor to oversee the 2G spectrum case for prosecution of Raja, the former telecom minister, who was questioned by CBI.

    In his complaint, Swamy alleged that Raja, according to the CAG report, caused presumptive loss to the tune of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer by selling precious spectrum at throwaway prices to ineligible corporates.

    At the fag end of the year, the CBI arrested Kalmadi aides T S Darbari, Sanjay Mahendroo and M Jaychandran for alleged bungling in the Queen Baton''s Relay in London in 2009 in the run-up to the Delhi Games.

    Two of the three former CWG officials were denied bail by a special CBI judge as the "magnitude and nascent stage of the probe went against their plea".

    CBI, which has by now lodged three FIRs in the CWG scams and recently raided Kalmadi''s offices and residences at Pune and in Delhi, now faces the major challenge to conclude the probe and file chargesheets in the court within the stipulated 60 days to keep the accused behind the bars.

    However, a controversy arose when two undertrials claimed that they were supplied with weapons to kill two of the three CWG officials in Tihar jail which prompted the court to take the probe to itself after Delhi Police''s seriousness in the examining the incident was doubted.

    If corruption in the 2G spectrum and CWG came under the scanner of Delhi courts in later half of the year, the entire 2010 was not so good for the Congress as the ghost of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots kept on haunting it and its senior leader Sajjan Kumar, who failed to get himself discharged from two of such cases.

    Proceedings against Sajjan and others were halted for a while by the Supreme Court as the Congress leader challenged framing of murder charges against him in two riots cases but the brief stay on the trial was lifted after the victims also approached the apex court.

    Trouble for the former Outer Delhi MP did not seem to end as another court directed police to file a chargesheet against him in the third case relating to the 1984 riots.

    Scams in spectrum allocation, CWG find echo in Delhi courts - Yahoo! News
     
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