2G scam: CBI questions former Telecom Commission member

Ahead of submitting its report to the Supreme Court in the 2G scam, the CBI on Monday questioned former Telecom Commission member K Sridhar in connection with the allocation of spectrum in 2007-08.

Last Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 21:00 PM IST

New Delhi: Ahead of submitting its report
to the Supreme Court in the 2G scam, the CBI on Monday questioned
former Telecom Commission member K Sridhar in connection with
the allocation of spectrum in 2007-08.
Sridhar came to the agency`s headquarters here and was
quizzed about his role in the spectrum allocation, sources
said.

Though officials were tight-lipped about the line of
questioning, the sources said, he was asked about certain
policy decisions that were taken during his tenure.

Former Telecom Minister A Raja and two other senior
officials have already been arrested in connection with the
scam.

Raja, his former personal secretary R K Chandolia and
former Telecom Secretary Siddartha Behura were arrested for
allegedly abusing their official position and manipulating the
tendering procedures to benefit certain telecom companies in
getting the spectrum.
The arrest of 47-year-old Raja, who has been
questioned four times by the agency, came over two months
after he was forced to resign in the wake of the spectrum
controversy.

The Supreme Court has asked CBI and Enforcement
Directorate to submit status reports on their investigations
into the 2G spectrum case to it by February 10 when the case
will come up for further hearing.

PTI