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Court to pronounce order on A Raja's bail tomorrow

Special CBI Judge O P Saini had on May 11 reserved his order on Raja's bail plea for tomorrow

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A Delhi court is likely to tomorrow pronounce its verdict on the of former Telecom Minister A Raja, who was arrested on February 2 last year and is facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Special CBI Judge had on May 11 reserved his order on Raja's bail plea for tomorrow after hearing arguments from the CBI and counsel for the DMK MP.

Raja has sought bail on the ground of parity with other 13 co-accused who have already secured it from the Supreme Court, and the trial court.   

In his bail plea, Raja had said that case against him is "false and fabricated" and "not sustainable in law."    

The CBI had vehemently opposed Raja's bail saying he cannot be released on the ground of parity as the charges levelled against him are of serious nature.  

During the probe, it has come to light that Raja and others received bribe of another Rs 200 crore in connection with the spectrum scam, it said.  

 The CBI prosecutor had raised questions on Raja's alleged links with Mauritius-based Delphi Investment Ltd, in which Reliance Telecom Ltd had allegedly transferred its shares and said if released on bail at this stage, he might tamper with the evidence.

"It is suspected that there may be involvement of public servants, including accused and his family members etc, in the affairs of the said companies (Delphi)," the prosecutor had said.    

Raja has sought bail saying the Supreme Court, while granting bail to former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, had not distinguished the case of public servant with others.

Raja's counsel had also said that he and Behura are facingsimilar charges of abatement, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust.

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