Swamy to seek Raja`s trial on corruption charges

Janta Party chief Subramanium Swamy Tuesday said he was planning to seek the prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja on charges of corruption for his role in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 20:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Janta Party chief Subramanium
Swamy Tuesday said he was planning to seek the prosecution of
former Telecom Minister A Raja on charges of corruption for
his role in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam.

"Within the next 10 days, I would locate the
designated anti-corruption court to file a criminal complaint
against Raja in this matter. Various provisions of the
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) entitle me to add names of
other suspects," Swamy said.

Referring to the apex court`s proceedings today, Swamy
said the court expressed its displeasure over the government`s
failure in initiating action against him despite the fact that
he had sent several letters to the PMO with material facts,
indicating former minister`s acts of omission and commission
in the scam.

"The Supreme Court has asked the Prime Minister and
the government to explain why action was not initiated against
Raja despite the material evidences that I had sent to the
PMO. I have written six letters to the PMO till date," the
Janta Party chief said.

He added he had written the first letter to the PMO on
November 20, 2008 and followed it with five more letters.

"I received a letter from the PMO on March 19, 2010
saying the PM will not be able to decide on my petition as
its premature and because CBI inquiry is going on in the
matter," Swamy said.

He also said the PM should write to the US government
seeking records of money transactions pertaining to the scam.

PTI