The Central Information Commission has directed the Law Ministry to disclose whether former Attorney General G E Vahanvati was asked by the government to participate in a meeting where a controversial press note in 2G scam was allegedly drafted by then Telecom Minister A Raja.
Attorney General G E Vahanvati on Wednesday told a Delhi court that former Telecom Minister A Raja's letter to the Prime Minister regarding the DoT's policy to be adopted for 2G spectrum allocation was not based on discussion with him and the then External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
Attorney General G E Vahanvati on Tuesday told a parliamentary panel probing the 2G case that a press note which he had cleared for inviting application for spectrum allocation in 2008 was altered before its release, sources said here.
Attorney General G E Vahanvati is believed to have advised the Finance Ministry that it could go ahead with recovery of tax dues from British Telecom giant Vodafone following controversial retrospective amendments to the Income Tax Act.
CBI will approach Attorney General G E Vahanvati for fresh opinion after its legal department differed with the agency's findings on cross- holding of shares of Essar in Loop Telecom in connection with the 2G scam, contending there is no ground for a case against it.