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Officials suppressed 2G facts from Manmohan Singh: Court

By Team Pardaphash 
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New Delhi: A special court today informed that the senior officials at the office of then prime minister Manmohan Singh had “suppressed the most relevant and controversial part” of A Raja’s letter and the then telecom minister “cannot be faulted” for misrepresenting the facts.

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The CBI had alleged that Mr Raja had misled Dr Singh in his letters on several key issues related to the policy of grant of 2G spectrum licences, including first-come-first-served and the cut-off date.

“It was not A Raja, but Pulok Chatterjee, in consultation with T K A Nair, as he had suppressed the most relevant and controversial part of the letter of A Raja from the then Prime Minister,” Special CBI Judge OP Saini said while acquitting all accused in three separate 2G spectrum cases.

“In the end, I do not find any merit in submission of the prosecution that the Prime Minister was either misled by A Raja or that the facts were misrepresented to him,” the judge said while making a stinging remarks against the top bureaucrats.

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