Written by Sunetra Choudhury
| Friday January 19, 2018, New Delhi
After "Rs 1.76 lakh crore" and "zero-loss", a third figure has surfaced in the 2G spectrum case that crashed last month
after a court acquitted all the accused for lack of evidence. A book by A Raja, then telecom minister and main accused in the case, suggests that before then auditor Vinod Rai declared that the Congress-led government's decision to allot 2G spectrum without an auction cost the taxpayer a staggering Rs 1.76 lakh crore, the audit body in another report pegged the loss at just a fraction of that figure.