After languishing in jail for more than 13 months, the former telecomm minister and the prime accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case was granted bail on Tuesday by a special CBI court.
He had moved his bail application soon after former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura was granted bail by the Supreme Court on last Wednesday.
The special court had asked the CBI to file its response on his bail application on May 11.
Seeking parity with all other accused who had been granted bail in the 2G case, Raja had moved his bail application saying that the charges against him are false and fabricated.
"All the individual accused persons in this case, except the petitioner, have been released on bail. The petitioner is entitled to bail on the grounds of parity," Raja had said.
Raja is the only accused languishing in jail. All other accused including the corporate honchos, his private secretary RK Chandolia and the DMK leader Kanimozhi have already been granted bail.