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   2G case - A Raja gets bail, walks out of Tihar jail
Former telecommunications minister A Raja was on Tuesday granted bail in the 2G spectrum allocation case. He is the last of the 14 individuals charged in the case still in prison.

After spending nearly 15 months in the Tihar Central Jail here, the former Telecom Minister, A. Raja, facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case, was granted bail by a special CBI court on Tuesday.

Mr. Raja was arrested by the CBI on February 2, 2011 and he was in its custody till February 17. After that he has been in judicial custody.

Raja's counsel told reporters that the judge called Raja towards him and told him: "Your bail application is allowed."

"The bail application is allowed," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.

The court granted bail to the DMK MP on a personal bond of Rs 20 lakh and two sureties of the like amount. The court while granting bail imposed conditions on Raja that he will not visit Tamil Nadu without its prior permission and will not go to the office of the Department of Telecom

As soon as Mr. Saini pronounced the order, the cramped courtroom rang with applause and Mr. Raja's supporters and DMK workers surrounded Mr. Raja. He was immediately whisked away to the court lock-up and released from jail late in the evening.

Mr. Raja's wife M.A. Parameswari and most of the co-accused were present when the order was passed. DMK leader T.R. Baalu and co-accused and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi arrived soon to congratulate him. Party workers celebrated by distributing sweets. 

Tags - 2G scam, Raja's bail, 2G case, Supreme Court, Special Judge, DMK MP, Department of Telecom, DB Group, A Raja, 2G
Tue 15 May, 2012,10:01:11 PM
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