Hidden agenda behind CBI filing DA case: A Raja
Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Saturday said there "seemed" a "hidden agenda and politics" behind CBI lodging a fresh disproportionate assets case against him.
Chennai: Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Saturday said there "seemed" a "hidden agenda and politics" behind CBI lodging a fresh disproportionate assets case against him.
Five years after registering a case in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam against Raja, the agency had lodged a fresh case against him on August 19 for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 27.92 crore during the 11-year period between 1999 and 2010.
Raja said "... CBI Investigating Officer Vijay Priyadarshini accepted in a Court on November 13, 2013 that there was no disproportionate assets after investigating my income and the income of my family members and relatives."
He alleged that the Chennai unit of the CBI had filed an FIR now stating that the properties of the late Sadhiq Basha- owned Green House Promoters Limited belonged to him.
Basha, an alleged associate of Raja, had committed suicide in 2011.
"CBI Delhi unit says there is no culpability in the Green House Promoters Ltd. Whereas Chennai CBI says that all the properties accumulated by the Green House Promoters is my property," Raja told reporters here.
"There is not only inconsistency on the part of CBI, Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate officials, it seems there is a hidden agenda and politics behind it. Therefore I have written a letter to the investigating officer, CBI Chennai, today revealing all the details," he said.
Noting that the affidavit declared by him when he contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from the Nilgiris constituency was still available on the internet, Raja said, "whoever wants to see those details can download it from the internet. The question is whether I have assets more than the assets declared in it."
DMK chief Karunanidhi had yesterday alleged that the case had been filed out of "political vendetta."
"Continuously, steps smacking of political vendetta are being taken against DMK men who were ministers in the UPA government," Karunanidhi had said, indicating his support for not only Raja but also for his grand-nephew Dayanidhi Maran who, too, is facing CBI action.
Maran is facing alleged illegal telephone exchange and the Aircel-Maxis cases.