Kanimozhi latest news:PM, ministers decided against 2G auction, says Kanimozhi

The prime minister and then finance minister, P. Chidambaram, were fully aware of the 2G license allocations and decided to telecom minister A. imprisoned now Raja, not auction them, DMK MP Kanimozhi, who has been named co-conspirator in the scheme, on Tuesday, said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court.

Principal advisor Sushil Kumar, appearing for Kanomozhi said Judge OP Saini presenting special minutes of a meeting that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram, and Raja had decided that the 2G spectrum licenses would not be auctioned.

"The (three) are good enough witnesses to prove that there was no loss," the lawyer said. "They are on record in parliament that the government has incurred losses.

Arguing that the case against Kanimozhi discharge, counsel said: "The case of the ICC is based on the premise that the defendant caused huge loss to the state exchequer by not auctioning spectrum licenses for 2G. At the time of the loss factor goes, how can the agency research levy charges of misleading my client? "

Sushil Kumar also shattered the calculation of the loss of the CBI and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), claiming that they "are only theoretical losses", which could not be the basis for prosecution.

"The CAG report (putting the loss to 1.76 lakh crore rupees to the treasury of the state) was presented to the Lok Sabha November 16, 2010," Sushil Kumar claimed. "There had been adopted by the house. That is still in limbo since the house is yet to approve the report. In the absence of parliamentary acceptance, the report had no probative value, he said.

"Both the charge sheets of the CBI show losses of Rs. 22, 000 crore and Rs.30, 000 crore. I can not understand the actual loss caused by my client, "said Sushil Kumar of the court.

"No crime is committed in terms of 2G is concerned, since the application fee money had been fixed at Rs.1, 600," the lawyer said. He said there was no doubt of the conspiracy, when the rate is fixed now.

The first set of indictments, filed in the case of April 2, had called Raja, the telecommunications minister now imprisoned, eight and three telecommunications companies as co-conspirators.

The additional indictments, filed April 25 Kanimozhi name, Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar, founder Karim Morani Cineyug Films and two others as defendants.
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