2G spectrum scam case: Date for final verdict now on December 5

A special court in Delhi has announced the date for final verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation scam on December 5, 2017. The key names involved in the scam include former union minister for telecom A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi. Special Judge OP Saini has been hearing the three cases related to the scam since April 2011.

Two out of the three cases were filed by the Central Bureau of Investivation (CBI) and the third by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The judge deferred the hearing saying the judgment wasn’t ready and it needed more time.

The scam relates to the granting of 2G spectrum licence allocations in 2007-08 which caused, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore to the Exchequer.

The other accused in the case include former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, former private secretary of Raja, promoters of Swan Telecom, managing director of Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd, three senior executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Groups as well as Kalaignar TV’s directors.