2G scam: Karunanidhi should be made co-accused, says Swamy
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Monday told a CBI court dealing with the 2G spectrum case involving former telecom minister A Raja that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi should be made an accused in the case.
New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian
Swamy on Monday told a CBI court dealing with the 2G spectrum
case involving former telecom minister A Raja that Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi should be made an accused in
Swamy also told Special CBI Judge OP Saini that
he has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
seeking sanction for prosecution of Home Minister P
Chidambaram in the case.
"Karunanidhi should be made an additional accused in
the 2G scam. I had also written a letter to the Prime Minister
seeking sanction to prosecute Home Minister P Chidambaram due
to his complicity in this matter," Swamy told the court.
Appearing before the special court, Swamy added that
he should be appointed as a deemed public prosecutor in the
"I should be appointed as a deemed public prosecutor
in the case as this matter has to be argued," he said.
The court, however, asked Swamy to wait for the
chargesheet, scheduled to be filed by the CBI by March 31,
before taking up his submissions.
"Let us wait for the final report (CBI`s chargesheet)
in the matter," the court said while posting the matter for
Swamy`s private complaint in the 2G scam was earlier
transferred to the special court constituted by the Supreme
Court to deal with all cases related to the scam.
District Judge Pratibha Rani had asked Swamy to appear
before Special CBI Judge Saini.
The Janata Party leader, who had sought a probe into
scam, had also raised concern about the possible threat to
national security arising out of allocation of spectrum to
companies which had sold off their major shares to foreign
Swamy had also sought the court`s direction to appoint
him as a public prosecutor to help the agency probe the case.
The CBI had told the court that it had been probing
the 2G scam within the confines of the first information
report registered by it.
Swamy, in his petition filed before the court, had
said Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless, which were allotted
licences, had sold their major shares to two foreign firms
Etisalat DB and Telenor, which is "a major threat" to national
"The first two licensees, Swan Telecom and Unitech
Wireless, soon after the allocation of spectrum to them sold
their controlling shares respectively to Etisalat DB and
Telenor. The national security risk from these companies are
highlighted by the Union Home Ministry as their connections go
right into Pakistan," he had said.