2G case: Raja seeks Chidambaram's examination as witness
Former telecom minister A Raja told a Delhi court that former finance minister and now home minister P Chidambaram, should be summoned and examined as a witness in the 2G spectrum allocation case.delhi Updated: Sep 26, 2011 15:03 IST
Former telecom minister A Raja on Monday told a Delhi court that former finance minister and now home minister P Chidambaram, should be summoned and examined as a witness in the 2G spectrum allocation case.
Appearing for Raja, senior advocate Shushil Kumar told Special CBI judge OP Saini that the agency should have recorded Chidambaram's statement regarding a Cabinet meeting in which he had clarified the issue of dilution of shares.
Raja's counsel submitted that Chidambaram should be asked whether he gave the advice on the issue of dilution of shares in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"Call Chidambaram here (in the court) and ask him whether this meeting took place or not in the presence of the Prime Minister and you (Chidambaram) gave this advice or not. Call him and confront him with the minutes of the meeting," he said.
Regarding the alleged loss incurred by the exchequer, he said none less than the Prime Minister has said on the floor of Parliament that there is no loss.
The CBI, in its charge sheet, has said that accused Shahid Balwa's Swan Telecom and Sanjay Chandra's Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd off-loaded their shares to Dubai-based Etisalat and Norway-based Telenor respectively.