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2nd CBI chargesheet by Apr 24, bribery focus

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Friday informed the Supreme Court that a supplementary chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam against former telecom minister A Raja and other accused will be filed before April 24 and deal mainly with the bribery aspect.

Nearing the end of investigations into the irregular allotment of spectrum by Raja in conspiracy with others during 2008, the CBI’s counsel and senior advocate K K Venugopal told a Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly that the second chargesheet would be filed before April 24.

“We will file the supplementary chargesheet relating to bribery aspect,” he said. The first chargesheet, filed on April 2, had detailed the conspiracy by Raja and others to defraud the country of revenue worth Rs 30,000 crore.

CBI sources said that the supplementary chargesheet would detail the quid pro quo received by Raja by allocation of spectrum to ineligible telecom companies and the trail of money.

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