Give Swamy copy of 2G case file, CBI told

Swamy has filed an application in court of special judge O P Saini seeking prosecution of Chidambaram, present Union Home Minister, for his alleged role in the scam. He submitted before the court that the file relating to UASL (Unified Access Service Licence) policy regarding sale of equity was seized by the CBI in October 2009, but the agency did not place it on record with the charge sheet. He also alleged that the file would prove the “complicity” of Chidambaram in the case.
“I am satisfied that a copy/certified copy of the aforesaid file would facilitate the prosecution of this complaint case. Accordingly, CBI is directed to supply photocopy/certified copy of the file to the complainant at the earliest,” the judge said.

Court permission
Swamy sought the court’s permission to photocopy the papers in the file. He further claimed that his plea to peruse the file and get its copy was denied by the CBI prompting him to approach the special court hearing the matter.

The court adjourned hearing on his application seeking prosecution of Chidambaram to December 3, after Swamy informed it that the order on his application seeking a CBI inquiry into Chidambaram’s role in the 2G scam was still pending before the Supreme Court.

Two months ago, on September 15, Swamy had sought to record his testimony afresh alleging complicity of Chidambaram in the spectrum pricing.

He had also claimed that the court should consider the new facts including an office memorandum which claimed that Chidambaram and former telecom minister had a role in deciding 2G spectrum prices and licence entry fee.

Swamy is likely to sharpen his attack on Chidambaram after security a copy of the file concerned, as his revelation on the office memorandum had earlier kicked off a political storm within the ruling UPA.

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