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A Delhi court on Wednesday directed Tihar Jail authorities to give proper and timely food to former communications minister A Raja and former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura sent to judicial custody in the 2G spectrum scam case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge OP Saini was hearing applications filed by Raja and Behura.

“We are not getting proper food. The jail authorities are not even giving the food on time,” said the application.

The duo pleaded before the judge that the jail officials should be directed to give them better quality food or they should be allowed to eat home-made food.

Tihar officials replied that they were following the jail manual while giving them food.

“Give them food on time as per jail manual and also try to give proper food,” the court said.

Accordingly, the two withdrew their applications.

Raja, his personal aide RK Chandolia, Behura and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa are in judicial custody in connection with the spectrum allocation scam.

Raja, a DMK leader, resigned Nov 14 as communications minister.

He was arrested by the CBI in the national capital Feb 2, along with Behura and Chandolia. Balwa was arrested from Pune Feb 8.

The CBI has already filed a 127-page charge sheet and 80,000-page annexure against nine people and three firms in the case involving allocation of second generation spectrum.

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