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In fact, he is a slur on the Dalits.
A. Raja, the scam tainted former Telecom Minister who is accused of. Rs.1,76.000 Crore scam has been granted bail.
Salient points of the Court order:
I am of the opinion that further detention of the accused would not serve any purpose. There is neither any allegation nor material on record to suggest that if accused is enlarged on bail, he would flee from justice.
* An apprehension has been expressed by the prosecution that if enlarged on bail, the applicant/accused may influence the witness or tamper with the evidence. However the case is going on for more than a year and no such incident has been brought to my notice. Moreover, this apprehension of the prosecution can be addressed by imposing conditions and restrictions on the accused. Furthermore, almost entire evidence in the case is documentary in nature and the same is in the custody of the court.
* Considering the progress of the trial, period of custody of the accused and the fact that all other accused have been released on bail, I am of the opinion that further detention of the accused would not serve any purpose and for these reasons, I am inclined to admit the applicant (Raja) to bail on his furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs. 20 lakhs with two sureties in the like amount.
* The applicant (Raja) shall not directly or indirectly make any inducement, threat or promise to any person acquainted with the facts of the case so as to dissuade him to disclose such facts of the case so as to dissuade him to disclose such facts as may be necessary to the court or to any authority.
*Raja shall not visit Department of Telecommuniaction and state of Tamil Nadu without prior permission of this court.
* Raja shall remain present before this court on all dates fixed for hearing for the case. If he wants to remain absent, then he shall take prior permission of this court and in case of unavoidable circumstances, he shall immediately give intimation to this court that he may be permitted to present through his counsel, and in such an event, he will not dispute his identity as the accused in the case.
* Raja shall surrender his passport, if any, and in case he is not a holder of the same, he shall swear an affidavit.
* CBI will be at liberty to make an appropriate application for modification/recalling of the order passed by this court, if for any reason, the petitioner violates any of the conditions imposed by this court or creates any condition which is not conducive to the holding of a trial.
He is still not out of the woods yet.
CBI is preparing to file a charge sheet on Raja in connection with Aircel and Uninor deal and is reported to be on the money trial leading to Malaysia.
The Court has imposed severe restrictions on Raja while granting bail.
It is funny to see people being elated on being granted bail while on protective custody prior to the actual trial as though Raja is declared innocent!
Raja has steadfastly refused to move a bail application even when Kanimozhi was granted bail declaring that he would prove that he is innocent and come out after being proved innocent.
Why the change of mind?
Sources indicate that this is a sequel to the tug of war between Karunanidhi’s sons, M.K.Stalin, former Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Mu.Ka.Azhagiri, his elder brother and Union Minister for Fertilizers.
It may be recalled that the Radia tapes were leaked by the manipulations of Azhagiri to check the growing power of Kanimozhi,MP ,his step sister and Raja who is was reportedly close to her.
Now that Kanimozhi is out on bail and she is being considered for a plum post in the DMK and that Stalin seems to be gaining ground as the heir apparent ot DMK presidency,Azhagiri wants ti check mate these two.
He had met Raja in Tihar Jail after Behrua was granted bail and reported to have assured Raja that he would give him protection for his Life and take care of him if he would come out and expose the details of persons in 2 G scam and Kalaignar TV scam of 250 crore.
But as Dr.Subramanian Swamy had earlier observed Raja is safe in Jail for he should remember what happened to Pasha who was murdered.
He was an important Link in the scam.
Please read my blog on this,under ‘corruption’