New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court on Wednesday allowed former Telecom Minister A. Raja to visit Tamil Nadu.
Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini gave the permission for visits between June 8 and June 30.
Earlier, while giving bail to Raja on May 15, the court had said that Raja cannot visit Tamil Nadu, his home state, without the court's permission.
The court, in its 14-page bail order, also said that Raja would not try to influence any witnesses while on bail.
On the CBI's apprehension that if granted bail Raja may influence witnesses and tamper with evidence, the court said it addressed them by imposing conditions and restrictions on the accused.
The court noted that entire evidence in the case was documentary and was in its custody.
The timing of seeking bail is being seen as significant, as Raja waited till all other accused had been granted bail, before putting in his request for bail on grounds of "principle of parity."
The DMK MP had filed the bail plea on the ground that he should be treated in parity with the other 13 accused, all of whom have been granted relief by the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court and the special court trying the case.
Raja had filed the application soon after former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, who was arrested along with him on February 2 last year, was granted bail by the Supreme Court.
Raja, in his bail plea, had contended that he is "innocent" and the case against him is "false and fabricated". (ANI)