CBI to make Radia tapes available to 2G accused

Need tapes to plead own arguments, say accused


Deevakar Anand | July 7, 2011

All the accused in the 2G scam will soon get to hear corporate lobbyist Nira Radia’s taped conversations which they can use in their arguments during their trials.

The CBI informed special judge O P Saini on Thursday that it would provide the tapes by July 12. The investigating agency was responding to a plea by the accused who have sought access to the tapes.

Several high profile names figure in the list of accused in the 2G case who are currently lodged in Tihar jail. These include former telecom minister A Raja, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Swan promoter Shahid Balwa, Raja’s aide R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom’s Vinod Goenka, Unitech Wireless Sanjay Chandra and three ADAG executives – Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara.

Cineyug Films’ Karim Morani and DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar are also in Tihar for bring allegedly involved in a Rs. 214 crore money trail in the scam.



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