2G spectrum scam: ED joins CBI in searches

the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday joined CBI in conducting searches in connection with the case and visited the house of alleged hawala operator Mahesh Jain here.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 18:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Widening the probe in the 2G
spectrum scam, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday joined CBI in conducting searches in connection with the case and visited
the house of alleged hawala operator Mahesh Jain here.

Official sources said a team of the Directorate visited
the house Jain in New Friends Colony area.

They said the ED team may also visit some other locations
where the CBI was conducting searches. The CBI was carrying
out raids in Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

The sources said Jain`s name had figured during
investigations into the 2G scam and that the Directorate has
found that Mahesh and his brother Alok Jain alias Bobby had
allegedly registered companies as fronts.

CBI sleuths searched the office and residential premises
of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, former TRAI Chairman Pradip
Baijal and a Chennai NGO with which DMK MP Kanimozhi is linked
in a crackdown here and in several places in Tamil Nadu in
connection with the scam.

Radia was earlier questioned by ED in connection with its
probe.

PTI