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CBI opposes Raja's bail plea
The review is about grounds on which the CBI is opposing Raja's bail plea in the 2G scam. The 2G case, which rocked the country, has slowly moved forward while those responsible have been arrested and sent to jail. Some of the accused have got bail but the prime accused A. Raja is still in jail.

AFTER HIS personal aide got bail from the Supreme Court, A. Raja moved his application for bail in the trial court. Hearing his bail plea the court sent notice to the CBI and posted the next hearing on May 12, 2012.             

When the case came up for hearing the CBI counsel strongly opposed A. Raja's bail plea in the trial court. Arguing for Raja his counsel told the judge that all the accused had been granted bail and in the same way he is applying for bail. Further, his counsel told the court that he is cooperating with investigation and assured the court that he will not threaten or destroy evidence as the witness examination has already been done and their statements recorded.

With all procedures done his client was eligible for bail and assured the court that he will not destroy evidence. Raja's counsel further argued that under IPC act section 439, the accused be granted bail according to the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court. An accused cannot be denied bail for long and it’s a violation of fundamental right of his client he told the court. 

Countering this argument the CBI in its presentation told the court that the CBI has unearthed the fact that Raja got Rs. 200 crores as bribe during the course of the case. The case is going on and Raja is booked under IPC section 129Bb, 409. If convicted, he may get life term, and on this ground the CBI has opposed his bail, according to AK Singh the CBI counsel.

After hearing both side's arguments the special judge OP Saini reserved his order on Raja’s bail to be decided on May 15, 2012. It may be noted that Raja has been in jail for 15 months while the former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura got bail from the Supreme Court on May 9, 2012.  


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