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Tushar Mehta is new Special Public Prosecutor for 2G case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The central has named as the Special Public for the 2G Spectrum Scam case to file an appeal against the acquittal of the accused by a trial court in December last year.

A order said Mehta has been named to conduct "prosecution appeals/revisions or other proceedings arising out of the cases related to 2G spectrum investigated by the CBI.

On December 21 last year, a special acquitted all the accused in the 2G scam, including former Telecom and

After the judgement, the (CBI) said it would appeal in the against the acquittal.

"We said on the day of the judgement that we will appeal in the higher courts. And a call will be taken soon," CBI told IANS.

This is not the first time that the CBI has replaced prosecutors in the case. Senior argued the case in its initial days but he was replaced by A.K. Singh.

Singh was dropped after he was allegedly heard in a telephonic conversation advising one of the accused how to fight the case. Goel then returned. The appointment of Special Public as a of the made way for to replace him in September 2014.

Mehta has now replaced Grover.

The alleged scandal rocked the UPA led by then in 2011, majorly costing the Congress-led alliance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The so-called scam hit the headlines after the led by in an audit report alleged that Raja sold spectrum and telecom licenses to private firms at throwaway prices, causing a notional loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 15:44 IST