2G scam: Court allows Swamy to conduct own case

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy was on Friday allowed by a Delhi court to conduct his private complaint in the 2G scam.

The court also gave him time for filing an application which seeks to make then Finance Minister P Chidambaram an accused in the case as the matter is pending in the Supreme Court.

"Since my application seeking CBI inquiry into the role of Chidambaram in 2G scam is pending before the Supreme Court, it would be in the interest of justice to wait for the apex court's order and then come here (to this court) with the plea to make him (Chidambaram) an accused in the case," Swamy told Special CBI Judge O P Saini.

The Janata Party chief informed the judge that the apex court order on his petition is likely to be delivered on September 1 and then he would file application by September 15.

The court has fixed the matter for further hearing on September 15.

Swamy, during the last hearing, had complained before the court that the chargesheets field by the CBI did not cover the role of Chidambaram, who "jointly took important decisions" on allocation of radio waves.

He had also urged before the court that he be appointed Special Public Prosecutor to conduct his case himself.

Swamy had told the court that his private complaint dated December 15, 2010, has a wider ambit including national security which the CBI has not investigated.

Swamy had alleged that the CBI's chargesheet puts entire blame on A Raja while there were joint decisions taken by the then telecom minister and Chidambaram.

He had also complained that the CBI was "not willing to club his private complaint with its case" and sought his plea be heard separately as it would give him more independence.

"I would like my private complaint to be heard separately. I have wider issues (in the complaint) touching national security aspect, which the CBI is not investigating," Swamy said.

While seeking his appointment as public prosecutor in the 2G case, Swamy had said that he has every right to be appointed.

The CBI had opposed Swamy's plea seeking his appointment as prosecutor in the case, saying his complaint was "not tenable in law" and not "worth accepting".

The agency had told the court that Swamy's submission regarding clubbing of his private complaint with the CBI's case was not in the interest of justice and his complaint may be dealt separately.

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