The central government has named Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as the Special Public Prosecutor 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 government 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.
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 Prosecutor U.U. Lalit as a judge of the Supreme Court made way for Senior advocate Anand Grover to replace him in September 2014.
Mehta has now replaced Grover.
The so-called scam hit the headlines after the Comptroller and Auditor General led by Vinod Rai 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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