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MTNL GM, ex-officer in judicial custody in scam

The scam was underway since 2008, causing loss of Rs 85 lakh to the public sector telecom major, CBI said.



Mumbai: A general manager and a former
assistant general manager of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
(MTNL), accused of being involved in a Rs 85 lakh scam, were
remanded in judicial custody by a special CBI court here
on Thursday.

Two distributors of SIM cards were sent to four days`
CBI custody.

Under the scheme, MTNL had come out with SIM cards at
Rs 75, which were supplied to the distributors for sale on the
commission of Rs 50 apiece.

The CBI today told the court that Mohandas and Mogha
allegedly submitted forged documents with fake names, creating
bogus customers.

Several of the SIM cards were activated this way, and
the dealers Ravindra Belloria and Praveen Agarwal claimed
commission for bogus customers, while Mohandas and Mogha
received kickbacks.

The scam was underway since 2008, causing loss of Rs
85 lakh to the public sector telecom major, CBI said.

PTI

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