Former telecom minister A Raja had declined to undergo lie detector test, a CBI official, who was part of the team probing the 2G spectrum case, told a Delhi court on Wednesday.
CBI’s deputy superintendent of police Rajesh Chahal said this to the court when he was shown a memo of February 9, 2011 by the prosecutor during the recording of his statement as a prosecution witness.
“This memo was prepared by me for obtaining consent of accused A Raja for lie detector test, which he declined,” Chahal told special CBI judge OP Saini.
Raja, who is facing trial in the case, was arrested by the CBI on February 2, 2011 and remained in its custody till February 17, 2011. He was granted bail on May 15 last year.
Chahal, who is the first investigating officer (IO) to be examined as a witness, told the court that he was directed to assist Vivek Priyadarshi, the main IO, in the investigation from October 2010 onwards.
Chahal’s recording of statement will continue on Thursday.