2G case: CBI spared Tata Teleservices, says Raja

2G case: CBI spared Tata Teleservices, says Raja

"Let the prosecution touch the man who has made Rs 14,000 crore in this. They cannot touch him. This is my challenge (to CBI). Picking and choosing (the accused) is not permissible in law," Raja's counsel and senior advocate Sushil Kumar contended before Special CBI Judge O P Saini.

The DMK MP said nine telecom companies were issued 2G licences but CBI alleges that he conspired only with two companies --Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless of Sanjay Chandra -- leaving out Tata Teleservices and others.

Unitech Wireless sold 67 per cent equity for Rs 6,120 crore whereas Tata Teleservices got Rs 13,973 crore by selling only 27 per cent equity, he said, adding even then Tata Teleservices was not accused by CBI of committing any offence.

"Who is a better businessman - Sanjay Chandra of Unitech or Ratan Tata of Tata Tele Services? And then they say we kept them (Tata) out of Delhi circle," Raja said.

He accused CBI of adopting "pick and choose" policy for making Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless as conspirators in the entire episode.

"Nine companies have got the licences -- Unitech Wireless, S-Tel, Systema Shyam Telelinks, Swan Telecom, Datacom Services, Loop Telecom, Tata Teleservices, Spice Communication and Idea Cellular. We are dealing with only two companies (Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless) now.

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