Meet The Man Who Predicted 2G Scam Verdict Five Years Ago

Meet The Man Who Predicted 2G Scam Verdict Five Years Ago


Few days back Verdict in The 2G Scam came out and all the accused were acquitted by the court. But this decision was predicted by the well known TV personality Suhel Seth 5 Years back.(Watch video at the bottom of the article).

Suhel Seth (born May 1963 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India) is a socialite and a managing partner of consultancy firm Counselage India, founded by him in June 2002. He has previously worked at advertising agencies Response, Ogilvy & Mather and Equus (which he co-founded with his younger brother Swapan in March 1996).He also co-founded the marketing consultancy firm Quadra Advisory with ex-Hindustan Lever marketing guru Shunu Sen in 1997. Seth is also an author, columnist, actor, TV pundit and socialite.Seth lives in Delhi.

A special CBI court on Thursday acquitted all 18 accused including A Raja and K Kanimozhi in 2G spectrum allocation case. The scam came to light almost seven years ago when the Comptroller and Auditor General or CAG in a report held then Telecom Minister A Raja responsible for causing the state exchequer a loss of Rs 1,76,379 crore by allocating 2G spectrum licenses at throwaway prices. But, today the court found that the prosecution failed to prove the charges. This verdict, however, doesn’t override the Supreme Court judgement or take away from the fact that the licenses issued during 2G spectrum allocation were illegal.

The charge sheet of the instant case is based mainly on misreading, selective reading, non reading and out of context reading of the official record, Special Judge OP Saini said in his verdict. The charge sheet is based on some oral statements made by the witnesses during investigation, which the witnesses have not owned up in the witness box, Special Judge added.

Earlier, Special Central Bureau of Investigation judge OP Saini castgiated the probe agency while delivering his 2G spectrum scam case verdict that acquitted all of the 19 accused.

Faulting the CBI prosecution for being “directionless” and for mireably failing to prove its charges, Saini despondently said how he had been waiting for someone to come forward with admissible evidence in the 2G spectrum case.

In an overcrowded room at the Patiala House Court, judge Saini reportedly pronounced his 2G verdict in just a single line: “The prosecution has miserably failed to prove its case, and all accused are acquitted.”

Later, as documents from the court became available, it was known that Judge Saini had used much stronger words for the CBI prosecution in the 2G case than just “miserable”. “Prosecution became highly cautious and guarded as case progressed,” a special order delivered by judge Saini on the prosecution in the case read.

“It was difficult to find out what the prosecution wanted to prove,” the 2G case special order read. “Quality of prosecution totally deteriorated and it became directionless and diffident in the end.”

Ending his 1,552-page judgment, Saini wrote, “The end result of the above discussion is that, I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that the prosecution miserably failed to prove any charge against any of the accused, made in its well choreographed ch