CBI issues summons, Raja says ‘will comply’By IANS
Monday, December 20, 2010
CHENNAI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned A. Raja in connection with the 2G spectrum scam and the disgraced former communications minister said he will meet the agency.
Raja, who resigned last month over his suspected involvement in the scam that caused huge losses to the exchequer, is likely to appear before the investigating agency Wednesday, an official said.
Reacting to the CBI summons, Raja told IANS in Chennai over telephone: “It is the usual procedure. I will comply with the needs.” The DMK leader then hung up.
The CBI has searched Rajas residences in New Delhi and in Perambalur in Tamil Nadu as well as the homes and business premises of his relatives and other associates.
Also raided by the CBI were a host of people associated with Raja, including corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and an NGO linked to DMK MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi.
Raja has denied charges of wrongdoing.
–Indo Asian News Service