2G case: Narayanasamy avoids comment on nexus between prosecutor and accused
New Delhi, Feb. 12 : Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday refused to comment on the latest disclosure of alleged nexus between the prosecutor and the accused in the 2G spectrum case, saying the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) being an independent investigating agency is doing its job.
"As far as the exposure that has come in the CNN IBN and also in the newspaper item that has come on the CBI prosecutor talking to the Unitech person, we have nothing to do with that as a ministry because the CBI is an independent investigating agency. They are doing their job. I saw also the interview of the Director CBI that they ordered a preliminary inquiry; they are dealing with that," said Narayanasamy.
"As far as our ministry is concerned, we have nothing to do with that. We have not received any information on that because the CBI being an independent investigating agency, they are doing their job and we have nothing to do with that," he added.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha was quizzed by the opposition members today about the removal of the prosecutor in the 2G case during a meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the scam.
The CBI has removed its prosecutor A.K. Singh from the 2G case after he was allegedly caught in a taped conversation discussing prosecution strategy with Chandra. K.K. Goyal has now been appointed as CBI's prosecutor in the 2G case.
Chandra along with Raja and 12 others have been charged with conspiracy, forgery and cheating in the 2G case.
Raja is accused of tinkering with procedure and policy to help Unitech and other companies to get the 2G licences. They are also charged with benefiting Unitech to make windfall gains by selling stakes at a premium to Telenor.
The trial is currently being held in the court of O.P. Saini in Delhi's Patiala House.