Swamy set to include Karuna as accused
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Saturday told a Delhi court that he was all set to include Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi’s name as an accused in his private complaint in the 2G spectrum scam case.delhi Updated: Feb 06, 2011 00:58 IST
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Saturday told a Delhi court that he was all set to include Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi’s name as an accused in his private complaint in the 2G spectrum scam case.
During the hearing of his complaint before the CBI special judge Pradeep Chaddah, Swamy came on record stating that he intended to move an application to include the names of a few other persons, including Karunanidhi, as accused in his complaint.
Swamy also told the court that an UAE firm had got telecom licence when Raja was the telecom minister, and it could turn up as a threat to the national security.
The judge said, “Issue notice to the CBI to file its detailed report of the investigation being carried out by it and whether it covers the aspect of national security as raised by Subramanian Swamy in the present case.” During the hearing, the court queried if they can still proceed in the case before it in the wake of Raja's arrest by the CBI. Seeking CBI's response in the matter, the court adjourned the hearing to February 23.
"I am of the opinion that this court should not proceed for the time being with this matter," the judge said while issuing a notice to the CBI.
Dr Swamy, meanwhile, submitted before the court that Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai, who had been summoned by the court to appear as witnesses on Dr Swamy’s complaint, had filed a certified copy of the report.
Dr Swamy also wanted the court's directions to agencies like the CBI and Enforcement Directorate to assist him in case. Quoting from the CAG report, Dr Swamy had alleged that Raja committed a fraud by adopting the first-come-first-served basis criterion in allocating spectrum to ineligible companies.