Raja will be in jail if I become public prosecutor: Swamy

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said if he was made a public prosecutor in the 2G spectrum case, former Telecom minister A Raja would be in jail within the next four months.

Updated: Jan 13, 2011, 22:16 PM IST

Lucknow: Janata Party chief Subramanian
Swamy on Thursday said if he was made a public prosecutor in the 2G
spectrum case, former Telecom minister A Raja would be in jail
within the next four months.

"I have requested the Tees Hazari court, where an
application seeking an arrest warrant against former Telecom
Minister has been moved, to appoint me as the public
prosecutor. If it happens Raja will be in the jail in the next
four months," Swamy said addressing a seminar on `Loktantra Se
Loottantra Tak` here.

The application is slated to come up for hearing on
February 5, he said.

The Janata Party leader alleged that during 2G
spectrum allocations, which was done on a first come first
served basis, "favours" were made and people accomodated
through the "backdoor".

"As the telecom minister, Raja decided to allocate
licence at the rate fixed in 2000," he said alleging that
licences were given to those companies, which had never worked
in the telecom sector.

"These companies sold their licences to foreign
companies at eight times the price they had actually paid to
the government," the Janata Party leader alleged.

PTI