2G Spectrum: Final Verdict Given after the Six Long Years Trial
Former telecom minister A Raja was on Thursday acquitted in the 2G spectrum case along DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter M Kanimozhi and 15 others. Mr Raja was accused of allocating airwaves and licenses for cellphone networks in exchange for kickbacks and causing the state a loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore. He had also been accused of accepting a 200-crore bribe by a telecom operator which was deposited in a TV channel owned in part by Ms Kanimozhi.
While DMK supporters and Congress leaders hailed the court’s decision, the BJP appeared standoffish over the verdict, which came after a six-year-long trial. Following is the chronology of events on what is believed to be India’s biggest scam.