Non-filing of ministry's report on 2G; court reserves order

Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 21:33

New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday reserved its order on a plea by the accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam that CBI be asked to file an opinion of the Ministry of Law and Justice that alleged beneficiary Swan Telecom was not an "associate" firm of Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL).
Special CBI Judge O P Saini reserved its order for September 19 after hearing arguments of CBI and counsel for various accused in the case.
CBI has alleged Swan Telecom was an associate firm of RTL, created to circumvent the then guideline of the Department of Telecom (DoT) which debarred existing CDMA player from venturing into GSM segment.
Later, RTL passed on the control of Swan Telecom to Shahid Usman Balwa after the DoT allowed it to avail the facility of dual technology, the agency had said.
The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its opinion, said Swan Telecom was not an associate of RTL. The accused want to bring it on record to buttress their arguments.


First Published: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 21:33

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