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CBI seeks CAG`s help in probing 2G spectrum case

The CBI has approached the Comptroller and Auditor General of India seeking its help in financial aspects of the probe into the 2G spectrum case.



New Delhi: The CBI has approached the
Comptroller and Auditor General of India seeking its help in
financial aspects of the probe into the 2G spectrum case.

"Investigation is still in progress and we have requested
the CAG to help us in the probe into the case in terms of
financial aspect and the audit," CBI Director Ashwani Kumar
told PTI today.

He said the Central Vigilance Commission has already
conducted a probe into the matter and the CBI is also looking
further into it.

Asked if the agency would question some other people
including high-profile corporate lobbyist Neera Radia, who
figured in a purported telephonic conversation with a Union
minister over 2G spectrum allocation, Kumar said, "If it is
relevant, we will look into it."

The CBI had registered a case on October 21, 2009 against
unknown Department of Telecom officials and private persons
and companies for allegedly causing loss of thousands of
crores of rupees to the exchequer.

Ever since the 2G licences were issued last year, there
has been allegation of irregularities.

The CBI has earlier searched offices of Wireless Planning
Cell (WPC), the department responsible for allocating
Spectrum, and the office of Deputy Director General (Access
Services) of the Telecom Ministry to probe the allegations of
connivance of officials with private companies in allocation
of Spectrum.

It had also conducted searches in eight cities housing
headquarters of various telecom firms in connection with its
probe into the alleged scam.

The Enforcement Directorate has also registered a case
under Prevention of Money Laundering Act in connection with
the CBI case and is probing the overseas transactions of
private firms and certain unknown officials.

-PTI

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