Raja to be chargesheeted by March 31

Raja to be chargesheeted by March 31

“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 counsel K K Vengugopal submitted before a Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly.

Filing the status report in the sealed cover, Venugopal, who appeared for the CBI, also told the court that the Letters Rogatory (formal request to a foreign court for help in gathering evidence) have been sent to many countries to trace the money trail.

He also informed the court about the progress made by the probe agency including examination of several persons as well as CEO of a telecom company.

Venugopal also told the court that the CBI was examining the land deal involving Tatas and DMK in Chennai.

The probe has been conducted from the point of view of national security also, he submitted before the Court.

During the day-long hearing, Attorney General G E Vahanvati told the court the Centre would soon issue a notification for setting up of a special court as Delhi High Court had given a nod for it. The Court also told the CBI to appoint in a good Special Public Prosecutor for proceeding in the case before the Special Court.

The Bench, after going through the CBI report, said that many additional chargesheets will have to be filed by the agency in the case.

“Lines of investigation show that it cannot be done in one chargesheet but many chargesheets have to be filed,” the Bench said.

Meanwhile, the Court asked the Attorney General to come out with clarification tomorrow in view of the conflicting versions between the Department of Telecom and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) with regard to first-come-first-serve policy in spectrum allocation.