New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy Thursday moved a fresh application before a special trial court seeking directions to make Home Minister P. Chidambram a co-accused in the second generation (2G) spectrum allocation case.
The petition before the special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), presided over by Judge O.P. Saini, also wanted Chidambaram’s testimony to be recorded afresh.
Swamy said subsequent to a statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in parliament it was a known fact that former telecom minister A. Raja alone was not responsible for allocating spectrum.
It was a cabinet decision and Chidambaram, as finance minister then, was part of it.
‘Hence, as of now, I moved a fresh plea for summoning witnesses including myself and to make Chidambram co-accused in the scam,’ Swamy said in an application before the court.
The application was moved under the provision for summoning or recalling of a witness.
Swamy had earlier told the court that the chargesheets field by the CBI did not cover the role of Chidambaram who ‘jointly took important decisions’ on allocation of radio waves.
He had also urged the court that he be appointed Special Public Prosecutor to conduct his case himself.
Published: September 15, 2011 12:06 IST | Updated: September 15, 2011 12:06 IST
2G case: Subramanian Swamy pleads for fresh testimony
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Thursday pleaded before a Delhi court that it should bring on record purported new facts that former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and former Telecom Minister A. Raja had a role in deciding 2G spectrum prices and entry fee.
In a fresh application in the court of Special CBI judge O.P. Saini, Mr. Swamy said he wanted to bring “new facts” on court records through his deposition.
“The fact that the above named two ministers together decided that the prices of spectrum and entry fee should be lumped together at the 2001 level and decided against the market price of 2007-08 period for the entry fee, is confirmed by the speech of the Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha on February 24, 2011,” said Mr. Swamy in his application.
He also sought to record his testimony afresh alleging complicity of Mr. Chidambaram, now Union Home Minister, in spectrum pricing. This has come now in public knowledge and this necessitates his re-examination as a complainant, he submitted.
Mr. Swamy, who is pursuing a private complaint in the 2G scam, also sought to examine CBI officials concerned “to establish the nexus of accused persons with others, who have intentionally not been made accused by the prosecuting agency.”