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Loop officials to be quizzed for their meeting with diplomat

The CBI will examine officials of Loop Telecom about their meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius during which they had sought details of Letters Rogatory sent by the agency in connection with its probe.



New Delhi: The CBI will examine officials
of Loop Telecom, under the scanner in the 2G spectrum
allocation scam, about their meeting with the Indian High
Commissioner to Mauritius during which they had sought details
of Letters Rogatory sent by the agency in connection with its
probe.

The agency had sought details of alleged transactions of
nearly dozen companies in Mauritius through its Letters
Rogatory, official sources said.

They said attempts of officials to get details of LRs
from the High Commissioner have raised eyebrows and the
officials will soon be questioned by the agency.

The company is being probed by investigating agencies
trying to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries.

Official sources said High Commissioner M Ganapathi has
informed the External Affairs Ministry about the meeting which
in turn communicated to the CBI the questions raised by
company officials during the meeting.

During the interaction, the Loop officials apprised him
about operations of the company in Mauritius, they said.

Loop Telecom refused to comment about the developments.

The LRs had said that "allegations have also surfaced
that some public servants of the Government of India have
stakes in Etisalat DB Telecom Pvt Ltd (Formerly Swan Telecom
Pvt Ltd) and Loop Telecom through Mauritius based companies."

It had sought collection of documents from the Office
and Registrar of Companies, documents and information to be
collected from banks besides examining person in the concerned
firms and Registrar of companies, the officials of these
companies in Mauritius.

PTI

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