A. Raja, DoT officials and Radia face arrest over 2G spectrum scandal

Some key Department of Telecommunication (DoT) officials might face arrest for the alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. According to sources, tainted former Indian Telecom minister A Raja has now checked into hospital just when the news of his arrest was doing the rounds.

Now, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has served him a notice to appear for questioning, Raja, for the first time, has come out public after his resignation saying he is not an accused in the 2G scam and he will cooperate fully in the investigation process.

After the possible news of his arrest appeared in various media channels over the weekend, Raja has now sought an anticipatory bail on health grounds.

This is getting a little contradictory as Raja has reportedly sought for an anticipatory bail and on the other hand, he claims he is not accused and he doesn’t need to seek bail.

The former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman, Pradeep Baijal is also in the list along with lobbyist Nira Radia among the names to probably be arrested.

Unsurprisingly, opposition has already started demanding the arrest of Raja.

Lashing out at Raja, the Communist party’s senior leader Gurudas Dasgupta has demanded a class-three treatment for Raja in prison.

The demands for arrest have come in the wake of CBI raids at the residences of former Telecom Minister A Raja and his associates.