Raja favoured Swan Telecom in getting licence: CBI

The CBI on Monday told a special court here that the 2G spectrum allocation policy was manipulated to favour certain entities including Swan Telecom. Special public prosecutor Anand Grover told Special Judge O.P. Saini that in an arbitrary decision, then telecom minister A. Raja gave unfair advantage to Swan Telecom. Advancing the final argument in […]

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2G: Shahid Balwa wants to depose as witness

Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, one of the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, today told a Delhi court that he wanted to depose as a witness to defend himself in the ongoing trial. Balwa’s counsel Vijay Aggarwal told Special CBI Judge O P Saini that his client wished to depose as a […]

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2G: Balwa seeks withdrawal of statement from court

Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa today moved a special court seeking its permission to withdraw the answers given by him earlier in response to the court’s query in the ongoing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case. Balwa, who had on May 10 faced court’s ire which had said that he “deserved” to be taken […]

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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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2G auction in continuity with NDA policy: Raja

Defending his role in the allocation of 2G spectrum, former communications minister A. Raja Monday said the decision to auction the scarce radio frequency was a continuity of the policy of the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. “I have only implemented what I have inherited. Dayanidhi Maran (communications minister from 2004-07) resigned, so I […]

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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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Raja, 11 others formally charged in 2G spectrum case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday filed its first chargesheet of 127 pages with 80,000-page annexure against nine people and three firms in the case involving the allocation of second generation (2G) telecom spectrum. The chargesheet, brought in seven steel boxes, was filed in the special court of CBI Judge O.P. Saini. Among those […]

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CBI files chargesheet in 2G spectrum case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed its first chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam . The chargesheet was filed in the special court of CBI judge O.P. Saini. Former Telecom minister A Raja has been charged with criminal conspiracy, forgery, cheating and corruption. Raja’s private secretary R K Chandolia, former telecom secretary […]

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