Not afraid of CBI, will cooperate in 2G probe: Raja

Raja said that he was not afraid of CBI and will cooperate with the agency probing the 2G scam.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 00:25 AM IST

Chennai: Former Telecom Minister A Raja
Monday said that he was not afraid of CBI and will cooperate with the agency which has summoned him for questioning in
connection with the 2G scam.

"I am not afraid of CBI.I am a lawyer. As a lawyer, I
will abide by the law. I will not evade the law," Raja told
reporters here.

Dismissing as "rubbish" reports that he had applied
for anticipatory bail, he said, "I am not an accused and there
is no question of my applying for an anticipatory bail".

Maintaining that he has been cooperating with the CBI
in its probe, he said, "CBI knows that Raja had been extending
co-operation to it .I am a lawyer and I know what is law."

The CBI has sent a notice to Raja to appear before it
for questioning in connection with the scam as also others
including corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.
Raja was served notice at his residence to appear
before the agency for questioning.

On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s statement at the
Congress plenary session today that "no guilty person will be
spared", Raja said he was not competent to comment on that.
About his meeting with the DMK chief M Karunanidhi on
Saturday, he said, "It was a meeting between a leader and a
cadre. It is natural that cadre meet its leader".

Raja had earlier in the day undergone a routine health
check-up.

PTI