CBI chief asked to appear before PAC

CBI Director AP Singh has been asked to appear before Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee next week to give evidence in connection with the controversial allocation of 2G spectrum.

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 22:01 PM IST

New Delhi: CBI Director A P Singh has been
asked to appear before Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee
next week to give evidence in connection with the
controversial allocation of 2G spectrum.

The central agency has been investigating the 2G
spectrum allocation since October, 2009 and the probe has
picked up steam for the past few months, leading to the arrest
of four persons, including former Telecom Minister A Raja.
The PAC, headed by BJP veteran M M Joshi, has so far
gathered evidence from former Telecom Secretaries S S Behura
and D S Mathur, former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal, former
Member(Finance)of Telecom Commission Manju Madhvan and RBI
Governor D Subbarao, who was Finance Secretary when the 2G
allocations were made in January, 2008.
Behura is among those arrested by the CBI in
connection with the mega scam.

CBI yesterday arrested Swan Telecom promoter Shahid
Usman Balwa who had sold the 2G licence to Etisalat, a UAE
based company, allegedly for Rs 4,200 crore while he had got
it for Rs 1,537 crore.

PTI

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