2G spectrum scam: Chronology

Following is the chronology of some developments related to the 2G spectrum case.

New Delhi: Following is the chronology of
some developments related to the 2G spectrum case:

May 16, 2007: A Raja appointed as Minister for
Telecommunications for a second term.

October 25, 2007: The Centre rules out the possibility
of auctioning 2G (second generation) spectrum for mobile

September-October 2008: 2G spectrum licences given to
telecom firms.

November 15, 2008: The Central Vigilance Commission in
its initial investigation report finds lapses and recommends
action against certain Telecom Ministry officials.

October 21, 2009: CBI registers a case to probe 2G
Spectrum case.

October 22, 2009: The CBI searches offices of the
Department of Telecom in connection with the case.

October 17, 2010: Comptroller and Auditor General of
India (CAG) indicts the DoT for multiple violations of policy
in handing out second generation mobile phone licences.

November, 2010: Opposition rocks Parliament demanding
ouster of Telecom Minister A Raja.

November 14, 2010: Raja resigns.
November 15, 2010: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal gets
additional charge of the Telecom Ministry.

November 2010: Parliament stalemate over the Opposition
demand for a JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation.

December 13, 2010: DoT notifies the terms of reference
of retired Supreme Court Justice Shivraj V Patil committee to
look into the spectrum allocation procedures and policies. It
is asked to submit its report to the Telecom Minister.

December 24 and 25, 2010: Raja questioned by CBI

January 31, 2011: Raja interrogated by CBI for third time

January 31, 2011: The one-man Patil Committee submits
its report

February 2, 2011 : Raja, former Telecom Secretary
Siddartha Behura and Raja`s former personal secretary R K
Chandolia arrested by the CBI in connection with 2G spectrum