Date: Thursday, 21-December-2017, 11:51 AM | Message # 1
Former telecom minister A Raja, M Kanimozhi and 15 other accused were acquitted today of charges in what was described as India's biggest telecom scandal, the "2G scam". Mr Raja had been accused of allocating airwaves and licenses for cellphone networks in exchange for kickbacks and causing the state a loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore. The case became the centerpiece of allegations of egregious corruption on then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's watch. The court said that there was no evidence available against any of the accused. The verdict was delayed as hundreds of supporters of A Raja from his hometown Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu tried to enter the court, causing security problems.