2G scam: Bail granted to A Raja by Delhi court.

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2G scam: Bail granted to A Raja by Delhi court.May 15 New Delhi: After 15 months in Tihar jail, former communications and information technology minister A Raja was granted bail by a CBI court in New Delhi on Tuesday.The Courthas granted bail to Raja on his furnishing personal and surety bonds of Rs 20 lakh each. He was the 2G accused to be granted bail.

The bail was granted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge OP Saini. Raja has been in the capital’s Tihar jail since February last year.

Raja had on Wednesday moved a Delhi court for bail saying the case against him was “false and fabricated”. He filed the bail plea soon after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Telecom secretary Siddharth Behura in the case.

Raja’s counsel told reporters that the judge called Raja towards him and told him: “Your bail application is allowed.” The announcement triggered wild slogan shouting and cheering by his DMK supporters mainly from Tamil Nadu, who raised slogans in Tamil like: “Raja, vazhga!” (Long Live Raja!).

The counsel pointed out that Raja had got bail despite the CBI’s opposition.

The CBI had opposed Raja’s bail application, saying he faced charges of accepting bribes of Rs.200 crore, which makes his case different from former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court last week.Raja, in his bail application, has requested the court to release him on the ground of parity.

The charges against Raja are, The criminal breach of trust by public servant, receipt of bribe, forgery and cheating.

Besides Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, Behura, Raja’s former private secretary R K Chandolia, corporate honchos — Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group’s MD Gautam Doshi, ADAG group president Surendra Pipara and senior vice president Hari Nair, Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra and Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka — are facing trial in the case.

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