'Raja Misled Manmohan on 2G Allocation'

Published: 05th September 2015 04:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2015 04:17 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:The CBI on Friday alleged in a special court that former Telecom Minister A Raja was a consummate liar and evidence suggested that he had made false representation and misled then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of allocation of 2G spectrum licences.

During the final arguments in 2G spectrum allocation case, special public prosecutor Anand Grover said Raja deliberately misled the then Prime Minister in his letter on policy matters regarding concurrence of then Solicitor General (SG) G E Vahanvati and then External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the issue.

“A Raja is a consummate liar. I am making this statement with respect to evidence available on record that he deliberately misrepresented the facts in order to favour the accused companies. This (Raja) is a person, who makes a representation to then Prime Minister through a letter saying he has taken concurrence of then Solicitor General G E Vahanvati and then Minister of External Affairs Pranab regarding the policy issue, which is not the fact,” Grover told special CBI judge O P Saini.

Grover also elaborated as to how Raja, in conspiracy with then Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, had even forged a press release about change in policy for grant of licences.

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