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2G case conspiracy began after Raja became minister: Court

delhi Updated: Oct 22, 2011 21:11 IST

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The conspiracy to allocate 2G spectrum to ineligible telecom operators for illegal graft began after A Raja became Minister for telecommunication and information technology, said a Delhi court on Saturday while putting him on trial along with 16 others, including DMK MP Kanimozhi.


"The conspiracy started after accused A Raja became Minister of Communications and IT on May 16 and its physical manifestation started becoming clear in August-September 2007 on receipt of TRAI recommendations dated August 28, 2007," said special judge O P Saini who rejected the defence counsels' contention that there was no conspiracy at all.

"...the conspiracy continued till the last tranche of money, Rs 50 crore, was received by Kalaignar TV on August 7, 2009, as illegal gratification," the judge added.

The court said all the accused in the case knew each other from the beginning, much before the plotting began.