Subramanian Swamy names Karunanidhi as co-accused in 2G case

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Saturday named Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi as a co-accused along with former communications minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum scam in his complaint to a CBI court here.

“I have named DMK chief Karunanidhi as a co-accused along with Raja in the matter and many more names will be added,” Swamy told the court.

He said the matter is wider than the CBI investigation and in the “nation’s interest”.

The court asked the probe agency to file its detailed report of the investigation and also whether it covers the aspect of national security as raised by Swamy.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Pradeep Chaddha issued notice to the CBI seeking prosecution of Raja in the 2G spectrum case.

The notice has been issued for Feb 22.

The order came on a private complaint filed by Swamy seeking registration of a criminal case against Raja for his alleged role in the scam, which, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), caused a presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.

Meanwhile, the CAG has submitted a detailed report in the scam.

Raja and two of his aides were arrested here Wednesday for their suspected role in the allocation of airwaves for second generation (2G) phone services, billed as the country’s biggest corruption scandal to date.