2G: Asif Balwa, Rajeev remanded in CBI custody
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 00:23
New Delhi: Asif Balwa, a cousin of 2G spectrum case accused Shahid Balwa, and Rajeev B Agarwal, arrested for their alleged role in the scam, were today remanded in CBI custody till April 1 by a Delhi court.

"Both the accused are remanded in police custody till April 1," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.

The CBI sought their remand for custodial interrogation, saying they were not revealing "the true facts and circumstances of the criminal conspiracy which led to the transfer of Rs 200 crores to the bank accounts of Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd."

CBI prosecutor Akhilesh told the court that both the accused were instrumental in transferring Rs 200 crores to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd through the bank accounts of Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd.

Rajeev Agarwal and Asif Balwa were directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd. Asif was also Director of DB Realty Pvt Ltd (a partner of Dynamic Realty). Asif's cousin Shahid is presently lodged in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.

The probe agency told the court that an agreement dated December 19, 2008 was "purportedly executed between Cineyug films Pvt Ltd and Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd which has not yet been made available by the two accused."

Appearing for both Asif and Agarwal, advocate Vijay Agarwal contended that the CBI is only targeting his clients and they have not touched any other telecom operator in this case.

He said the transaction of money, on the basis of which the CBI has arrested his clients, took place a year after the grant of 2G licences.


First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 00:23

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