I only followed A. Raja’s instructions: Chandolia

PTI New Delhi | Updated on July 30, 2011 Published on July 29, 2011

Mr R.K. Chandolia, former private secretary to Mr A. Raja, today claimed innocence in the 2G case before a Delhi court, saying that he merely followed the instructions of his “master”, the former Telecom Minister.

Advancing his arguments opposing framing of charges against him, Mr Chandolia said he was only an official to assist Raja in day-to-day work.

“A Raja was the (telecom) minister and my master. I merely carried out his instructions,” advocate Mr Vijay Agarwal, appearing for Mr Chandolia, told the Special CBI Judge, Mr O.P. Saini.

“I was his (Raja’s) sophisticated helper. I am only an extra assisting hand to carry out instructions of my master. Can I question my master? How can an assisting staff be roped in by the CBI?” he asked.

He submitted he is not a person associated with the DMK, Kalaignar TV or any other telecom company.

Mr Chandolia, who began his arguments today opposing framing of charges against him, also challenged the CBI to show a single document as evidence on which he has put his signature.

Before he began his arguments, the court dismissed his plea seeking interim bail on the ground that the CBI lacks proper sanction to prosecute him in the case.

Published on July 29, 2011
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