Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday questioned the CBI probe in the 2G scam after the Patiala House Court acquitted all accused in the case.
Kejriwal took to Twitter to question if the CBI had ‘messed up’ the case deliberately.
He wrote, “2G scam is one of the biggest scams. It rocked the country n was one of the reasons for UPA’s downfall. Today everyone goes scot free. Did CBI mess up the case? Intentionally? People need answers (sic).”
2G scam is one of the biggest scams. It rocked the country n was one of the reasons for UPA’s downfall. Today everyone goes scot free. Did CBI mess up the case? Intentionally? People need answers
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 21, 2017
AAP leaders also alleged that the CBI did not submit any evidence before the court because of which all the accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, were cleared of the charges.
AAP’s Ashutosh alleged that the CBI worked directly under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it was under its direction that the agency saved the accused.
He tweeted: “Jaitley ji is giving Gyan on TV but not responding why CBI working like a parrot under Modi govt could not get evidences to nail accused? Jaitley ji tell to the world what DEAL has been done (sic).”
He also sought an explanation from the BJP government on the agency’s alleged failure to collect evidence.
“2G scam acquittal has shaken the very foundation of our justice system. Modi govt owes an explanation why CBI could not collect prosecutable evidences? Has Modi govt colluded with accused? BJP should tell to the nations about the DEAL?
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan too questioned the verdict and called it a ‘shame.’
His tweet read, “The acquittal of all 2G scam accused by trial court is grossly wrong&sends a signal that influential people are not accountable in this country’s judicial system.There was considerable evidence of Benami licences,fixing of the 1st Come 1st served system&also bribes in this. Shame.”
The former attorney general of India, Mukul Rohatgi, had called the judgment ‘sound’ adding that there was no criminality in the 2G allocations. The Congress, on the other hand, had demanded an apology from PM Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former CAG Vinod Rai and other BJP leaders, who accused the previous BJP government of corruption in 2G allocations.