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Swamy petition wants Chidambaram named co-accused in 2G case

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy Thursday moved a fresh application before a special trial court seeking directions to make  a co-accused in the second generation (2G) spectrum allocation case.

The petition before the special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), presided over by Judge O.P. Saini, also wanted Chidambaram’s testimony to be recorded afresh.

Swamy said subsequent to a statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in parliament it was a known fact that former telecom minister A. Raja alone was not responsible for allocating spectrum.

It was a cabinet decision and Chidambaram, as finance minister then, was part of it.

“Hence, as of now, I moved a fresh plea for summoning witnesses including myself and to make Chidambram co-accused in the scam,” Swamy said in an application before the court.

The application was moved under the provision for summoning or recalling of a witness.

Swamy had earlier told the court that the chargesheets field by the CBI did not cover the role of Chidambaram who “jointly took important decisions” on allocation of radio waves.

He had also urged the court that he be appointed Special Public Prosecutor to conduct his case himself.

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