2G: Arguments on charges against Essar, Loop Thursday

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday reiterated that Loop was a front company of the Essar Group and was used to acquire licences and spectrum for offering second generation (2G) telecom services. Special Public Prosecutor U.U. Lalit, while advancing the probe agency’s argument on charge against Essar and Loop promoters, told CBI Special Judge […]

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All accused can’t be tried for breach of trust: Balwa

Jailed Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa Monday told a special court here hearing the 2G spectrum allocation scam that all the 17 accused in the case cannot be charged with the offence of criminal breach of trust. Balwa’s counsel Vikas Singh contended before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini that […]

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Swan Telecom questions CAG role

Swan Telecom Thursday told a Delhi court that the CAG has “no authority to decide” the correct market value of radio frequency airwaves, a scarce national resource, to operate second generation (2G) mobile phone services. The company, listed as an accused in the 2G scam, also rubbished the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) […]

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If I committed crime, so did Tatas: Chandolia

Targeting the Tatas and lobbyist Niira Radia, former communications minister A. Raja’s ex-personal secretary R.K. Chandolia Friday said if he could be accused in the 2G spectrum scam, then so should they. Chandolia began his arguments in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court by opposing the charges against him and saying he was […]

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Government responsible for 2G mess, didn’t listen: Behura (Lead)

The government is responsible for the 2G “mess”, jailed former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura said Wednesday, accusing the powers that be of not listening when he raised an objection. “The entire government is responsible for the mess. My client raised the objection publicly and the government didn’t listen to him. He was bound to follow […]

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2G scam: Morani’s bail plea dismissed

A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Cineyug Films’ founder Karim Morani, named as co-conspirator of 2G spectrum allocation scam, saying his health report was normal. “In view of the medical condition of the accused being normal and stable, I am satisfied that no case for […]

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Kanimozhi’s bail plea verdict on May 20

In temporary relief for the politically battered first family of Tamil Nadu, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday deferred till May 20 its verdict on the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar in connection with their alleged involved in the spectrum case. CBI Special Judge O.P. […]

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