New Delhi: After the 2G spectrum scam put Congress in the dock, its now the turn of the BJP; as the strain of the scam has surfaced on the saffron party.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accessed some ‘incriminating documents’ which suggest a link between Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka, the promoters of DB Realty and prime suspects in the spectrum allotment scandal and BJP national treasurer Piyush Goel.
DB Realty was also an alleged beneficiary of the 2G scam.
Goel, a Chartered Accountant and investment banker by profession had served as a consultant for DB Realty’s IPO.
The documents suggest that there could be “monetary transactions” between Goel and DB Realty.
Goel, however, denied any such link saying he had “advised the real-estate business of DB Realty for raising equity as a part of his company's professional engagement like he had done to many other corporates”.
"I have never been engaged in relation to their telecom business”, he said.
The CBI may raid Goel’s residence in the next few days, reports say.
Meanwhile, Congress has said the charges are serious and needs "deep and careful" investigation.
AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said, "These are important matters and inputs for the investigators to look into. If correct, they are obviously extremely serious and merit deep and careful investigation."
First Published: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 00:40