While advancing final arguments, Balwa's counsel told Special Judge O P Saini that the then SG had been consulted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in 2009, and had opined that Swan Telecom (STPL), also an accused in the 2G spectrum case, had fulfilled all the necessary conditions for licences.

"After going through the files, the SG was of the opinion that nothing was lacking in the eligibility of the firm. Same conclusions were reached by then Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura and the SG was of the opinion that Behura did no wrong in recommending the firm," advocate Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for Balwa, said.

The counsel further questioned as to why the CBI did not quizz all the prosecution witnesses properly. Earlier, Balwa had told the court that there was shift in stand of CBI in the case and it only played to the gallery.

He had also said that he was prosecuted wrongly and the main charge sheet, filed by CBI, has gone for a toss and the probe agency was roaming around only Rs 200 crore.

The agency has alleged that Rs 200 crore was bribe which was paid to the DMK-run TV channel in return of 2G license granted to Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL). He said that while questioning the witnesses, the agency did not even clarify about the ineligibility.

He had also told the court that there were several contradictions in prosecution's story which defy the existence of conspiracy and the CBI has made those persons accused in the case who have not toed its line.

Raja had earlier claimed that there was no evidence to show he was aware of the Rs 200 crore transaction between DMK-run Kalaignar TV and DB Group firm. He had also said that the agency failed to produce any evidence that he had helped in any way in the transaction.


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