The CBI Special Court has acquitted all the accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, including former Communications Minister A.Raja and DMK M.P.Kanimozhi. The judge has stated that the prosecution utterly and miserably failed to prove the charges.
There is nothing much to get surprised. The UPA government wanted to save its face and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and went slow in the matter. BJP, which during the last general election utilised the scam effectively also went slow after winning the election.
The main reason? In addition to the political leaders there are many corporates and telecom companies in the list of accused. Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, there were other accused like Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Rajiv Aggarwal, Karim Morani, P. Amirtham, M.K. Dayalu Ammal and Sharad Kumar. The charge sheet filed by the ED had also named the following nine companies as accused- Kalaignar TV, STPL (now Etisalat DB Telecom (P) Ltd), Kusegaon Realty (P) Ltd, Cineyug Media & Entertainment (P) Ltd, Dynamix Realty, Eversmile Construction Company (P) Ltd, Conwood Construction & Developers (P) Ltd, DB Realty Ltd and Mystical Construction (P) Ltd (earlier known as Nihar Constructions (P) Ltd).
NDA government wants to tag in DMK. It also wants that no wrong message goes to the corporates that the government is against the interest of the corporates.
Hence even after 7 years of continuous sittings by the CBI court, three years under UPA and four years under NDA, no important evidence was presented by the CBI to ensure that the accused are punished. It is once again proved that corporates’ interests are more important than political interests.