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The 2G Scam Verdict Is Out And People Almost Lost A Piece Of Themselves On Twitter

Published on 21 December, 2017 at 5:51 pm By

Over seven years ago a massive scam of more than Rs 1.76 lakh crore came to light when the country was under the Indian National Congress (Congress) coalition government. In a report, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or CAG accused the then telecom minister A Raja of causing a loss of more than Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the state exchequer by allocating 2G spectrum licenses at extremely low prices.


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On December 21, the much-anticipated verdict to this scam was announced sending shock waves across the country! A special CBI court acquitted all 18 people accused in this case, including A Raja and K Kanimozhi. However, this verdict does not override the judgment of the Supreme Court of India that licenses were issued illegally during 2G spectrum allocation.

 

The verdict has been announced.
indianexpress.com

Special Judge OP Saini said in his verdict said that the charge sheet is based mainly on selective reading, misreading, non-reading as well as out of context reading of the official record. He added that the charge sheet is based on verbal statements of witnesses as recorded during the investigation.

He clarified that witnesses have not yet owned up to these statements in the witness box. Well, after seven years of prosecution, this verdict was much awaited and the initial charge sheet of the verdict has got mixed responses. Politicians, journalists and commoners shared their views on Twitter:

Take a look at these responses:

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