AIADMK demands Raja`s arrest in spectrum scam case

A day after A Raja resigned as Telecom Minister, AIADMK on Monday sought his arrest and filing of a corruption case against him besides demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe in the 2G spectrum scam.

Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 18:56 PM IST

Chennai/New Delhi: A day after A Raja
resigned as Telecom Minister, AIADMK on Monday sought his arrest
and filing of a corruption case against him besides demanding
a joint parliamentary committee probe in the 2G spectrum scam.
Describing it as the "biggest scam in the history of
mankind", AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa said in a statement in
Chennai, "This (resignation) does not signal the end of the
mother of all scams.

"This overdue resignation is not a case of sealing the
moral high ground. Raja had been mocking at all constitutional
institutions including the office of the Prime Minister,
Central Vigilance Commissioner, Delhi High Court, the CAG and
even the Supreme Court," she alleged.

Demanding that he be charged under the Prevention of
Corruption Act and arrested, she said, "It (resignation) is
only the beginning. The Government of India has lost an
unprecedented Rs 1,76,379 crore. It should be investigated
threadbare as the people have a right to know."
AIADMK leader V Maitreyan said, "Just resignation will
not do. Further action should be taken on the 2G spectrum
scam. Raja should be arrested and cases should be filed
against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act."

He told reporters outside Parliament House, "When you
can arrest Ramalinga Raju in the Satyam case, why not Raja (be
arrested) in this case. This is a huge scam involving
thousands of crores."

He further said that "the stalemate will continue till
the JPC is announced. We want JPC."

PTI