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2G: Court summons Raja, Kanimozhi

Posted on May 02 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, May 2 : A Delhi court on Friday summoned former Telecom Minister A Raja, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi and 17 others in connection with money laundering in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

The court made the move after taking cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s charge sheet connected to the matter which named them.

They have been summoned by the court to appear before it on May 26.

In one of the biggest scams of Independent India, allegedly masterminded by Raja, 2G spectrum was given away at throwaway prices in 2008 causing a potential revenue loss of up to Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

Raja, who had languished in New Delhi's Tihar jail for 15 months in connection to the scam, was released on bail in 2012. He was arrested in 2011.

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