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Updated: October 23, 2009 21:52 IST

Swamy seeks Manmohan’s sanction to prosecute A. Raja

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Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy in a file photo.
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Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy in a file photo.

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has sought the Prime Minister’s sanction to prosecute Union Communications Minister A. Raja in the wake of CBI raids on Sanchar Bhavan offices to investigate alleged irregularities in spectrum allotment.

In a statement, Dr. Swamy said he filed a petition for sanction as early as on November 29, 2008 with Dr. Singh, as required under the Prevention of Corruption Act, to launch a criminal investigation against Mr. Raja under Sections 11 and 13 of the Act.

The CBI raids made the granting of permission by Dr. Singh a “mere formality,” Dr. Swamy said.

An independent case filed by him in the designated sessions court for trying cases under the Act would be the best recourse for a fair trial of the spectrum deals and the CBI investigation could supplement the legal process, he said.

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