Raja sent to 14 days judicial custody

February 17th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former communications minister A. Raja was Thursday sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Delhi court here.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini sent him to judicial custody till March 3, as the the investigation agency did not seek any further remand for interrogation.

Raja’s defence counsel Ramesh Gupta moved an application that Raja should be allowed to keep his medicines and books with him in Tihar jail. He also requested that Raja be allowed to get home-cooked food. The court allowed this application.

Raja was arrested Feb 2 for his involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, which caused huge losses to the national exchequer, and remanded in CBI custody initially for five days.

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