Raja accuses CBI of making ex-aide ‘false witness’
A Raja, former telecom minister and the key accused in the 2G scam, on Saturday accused CBI in a Delhi court of making his ex-aide Aseervatham Achary a “false witness” to depose against him.delhi Updated: Dec 24, 2011 01:19 IST
A Raja, former telecom minister and the key accused in the 2G scam, on Saturday accused CBI in a Delhi court of making his ex-aide Aseervatham Achary a “false witness” to depose against him.
“He is a created false witness and this is my ultimate case,” senior advocate Sushil Kumar, who is defending Raja, contended before Special CBI Judge OP Saini.
Achary in his deposition gave details of how Raja was in regular touch with other accused corporate honchos and their companies which were granted spectrum in violation of law.
Kumar, cross examining the witness, contended that Achary’s Thursday’s statement of being threatened by a person sitting in the court room was a “drama” which was intended to influence the pending bail petition of Raja’s former private secretary and co-accused RK Chandolia which would be heard by the Supreme Court on January 2.
“This whole drama was meant for January 2 when Chandolia’s bail is coming up in the Supreme Court as he (Achary) told the court the person threatening him was sitting with Chandolia,” Kumar said.
However, Achary on Thursday refuted A Raja’s allegation that the theory of threat to him and his family was “planned” in “collusion” with the CBI.
“I’m not aware if bail plea of some of the accused is coming up for hearing in the Supreme Court on January 2, 2012. It is incorrect to suggest that I expressed my apprehension of breach of my security to adversely impact that application.
“It is incorrect to suggest that Thursday’s incident was planned by me in collusion with CBI,” Achary told judge OP Saini.