CAG to decide on appearing before court in 2G spectrum case

The CAG said that it will decided on appearing before the local court which has issued summons to him to appear as witness on a complaint filed by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy in the 2G spectrum case.

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: The CAG today said that it will
decided on appearing before the local court which has issued
summons to him to appear as witness on a complaint filed by
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy in the 2G spectrum case.

"We have not received the document. After we receive we
will decide how to go about it", the spokesperson of the
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said when asked whether
CAG would appear alongwith another official as witness in the
court.

Special CBI Judge Pradip Chaddah last evening sought
presence of the CAG Vinod Rai and official, R P Singh, in the
court on February 5 to depose as witnesses in the 2G spectrum
case.

Sources indicate that summons are of technical nature and
it is likely that CAG might depute an advocate to testify the
auditor`s report on 2G spectrum which was signed by Rai and
Singh.

The order came on a private complaint by Swamy seeking
registration of a criminal case against former Telecom
Minister A Raja for his alleged role in the scam, which,
according to the CAG, caused a presumptive loss of Rs 1.76
lakh crore to the exchequer.

PTI