24 January 2012 :
In case former finance minister P. Chidambaram wasn’t “conspiring and colluding” with the 2G scam accused and ex-communications minister A. Raja on the spectrum pricing policy, he could have called for a Cabinet meeting as he is now doing to resolve the UID row, Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy told a Delhi court on Saturday.
The court of Special CBI judge O.P. Saini was hearing Mr Swamy’s plea seeking prosecution of current home minister P. Chidambaram for his role in the alleged scam in which Raja, several officials as well as senior corporate honchos are accused. The order on Mr Swamy’s plea was reserved for February 4. “Put up for orders on February 4,” Special CBI judge O.P. Saini said asking Mr Swamy to put on record further documents if he wished to do so.
During the arguments, Mr Swamy said, “By going through all the documents and evidence that I have put forth, it is quite clear that Raja did not act alone — that legally by virtue of a Cabinet decision, both had to decide on the spectrum policy.” Mr Swamy said had there been differences of opinion between the two ministers, Mr Chidambaram had “plenty of time for his conscience to be pricked.”
He said that the evidence he had brought on court’s record prima facie show that Mr Chidambaram is equally culpable as Raja, who is facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
“A. Raja and P. Chidambaram had committed the offence together. Prima facie Chidambaram had conspired and colluded with Raja to commit offence of criminal misconduct,” he said. He told the court that the evidence which he had bought before it was sufficient to show that Mr Chidambaram has prima facie committed offences.
Source : deccanchronicle