No sanction required to prosecute Raja and Kani
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday said their
was no need for sanction from the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and
Rajya Sabha's Chairman for prosecution of former Telecom
Minister and sitting Lok Sabha member A Raja and Rajya Sabha
MP Kanimozhi in 2G spectrum case.
The court said sanction was not required to prosecute
them as Raja had abused the official position as minister and
not as a Lok Sabha MP and so was the case for Kanimozhi who
did not abuse the office as a Rajya Sabha MP.
"I find myself in agreement with special public
prosecutor (U U Lalit) that there are no allegations in the
charge sheet that either of the two accused (Raja and
Kanimozhi) misused or abused the office of Member of
Parliament. The allegations against Raja are that he
misused/abused the office of Minister of Communication and
Information Technology, government of India, in granting UAS
(unified access services) licences and allocation of spectrum.
"Similarly, there are no allegations against Kanimozhi
that she misused the office of Member of Parliament, Rajya
Sabha," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.