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Raja back in Parliament

NEW DELHI, 16/05/2012: Former Telecom Minister A Raja who was released from the jail after a Delhi court granted him bail in the 2G spectrum case, arrives at the Parliament House to attend the session in New Delhi on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. . Photo Rajeev Bhatt.   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

A Raja, the prime accused in 2G spectrum scam, on Wednesday came to Parliament a day after being released from Tihar jail where he was lodged after his arrest in the case on February 1 last year.

Dressed in white shirt and black trousers, 49-year-old Mr. Raja got down from his car and entered Parliament. He then went straight to the Lok Sabha.

The former Telecom Minister appeared cheerful but did not speak to reporters who jostled to get a quote from him.

The DMK member from Nilgiris constituency in Tamil Nadu attended the Lok Sabha briefly during Zero Hour in the afternoon and exchanged pleasantries with some members.

He was seated for a couple of minutes in the last row before making a quiet exit with some DMK members. He left Parliament premises shortly thereafter.

Mr. Raja, the main accused in the Rs. 30,000 crore 2G scam, was granted bail by a Delhi court which dismissed CBI’s apprehensions that he will tamper with evidence.

Another Lok Sabha member, Suresh Kalmadi was also in Tihar jail till recently in the wake of alleged irregularities in the organisation of Commonwealth Games. The Congress member from Pune was Chairman of the CWG organising committee.

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