2G case interpreted wrongly, says Raja

2G case interpreted wrongly, says Raja

Former telecom minister A Raja on Tuesday concluded arguments in his defence in the multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation scam, telling a special CBI court that the case was “foisted” against him.

In his final rebuttal to the prosecution arguments, Raja compared his case to a parable of four visually challenged men and an elephant, illustrating how all four men end up forming completely different ideas about the elephant by touching different parts of its body.

“Similarly, the 2G elephant was touched by the Central Vigilance Commission, CAG, the joint parliamentary committee and the CBI without proper understanding and on the basis of their own inference, this case has been foisted against me,” he said.

Having examined hundreds of witnesses and marked at least 10,000 pages of documents as exhibits, “ultimately the real elephant” has to be identified and disclosed by the court, he said.

“I had concluded my arguments in a span of 10 days where as the CBI had done a marathon argument for months together. In spite of its efforts, the CBI has not only been able to prove its case, but on the contrary, it has proved that the case is non est (sic) in terms of assessment of facts and interpretation of law/policy,” Raja, a trained lawyer, said. 

Raja is facing trial along with DMK MP Kanimozhi, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura and others.
 

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