Raja constantly misled PM on 2G issue: CBI tells JPC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 21:14

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a Parliamentary panel that A Raja constantly misled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G license case and also said it has so far found no criminality on part of Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue.

Appearing before the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G case, top CBI officials led by probe agency chief A P Singh today briefed the panel on the progress in the investigation.

The CBI is learnt to have told the panel that as per its investigations so far Raja, the then Telecom Minister, constantly misled the Prime Minister on the issue of allocation of 2G spectrum to telecom operators.

The probe agency also said that so far it has not found any criminality in the role of Chidambaram, the then Finance Minister, on the issue of 2G radiowaves allocation.
It is understood that the CBI has not found anything incriminating against Chidambaram in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal.

On the issue of infusion of foreign equity in telecom firms, the CBI is learnt to have told the panel that there was no siphoning of money by the companies involved in the 2G case.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 21:13
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