A Delhi court in the 2G spectrum case has granted bail to former telecom minister A Raja on May 15, 2012. Raja has been granted bail after 15 months of his arrest.
Special CBI Judge OP Saini said, “The bail application is allowed”. The bail has been allowed on a bond of Rs. 20 lakh and also two sureties of the same amount.
But before the bail was granted, the court imposed certain conditions on Raja saying that he will not visit the state of Tamil Nadu without its prior permission and will also not go to the Department of Telecom (DoT). The 14 page bail order from the court has also mentioned that Raja will not try to influence any eye witnesses on bail.
The former Telecom minister was arrested on February 2, 2012. On hearing the news of Raja’s bail the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha reacted and said that the 2G scam case is getting diluted. But the DMK on the other hand welcomed the decision and its leader Tiruchi Siva said , “We welcome the court’s verdict and are hopeful that he will come out and prove his innocence”. Siva also said that Raja will take part in the activities of the party work as per the conditions laid by the court.