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CBI registers case against Bharti Airtel, Tata Communications

Telcos charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating, causing a loss to the national exchequer
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First Published: Sun, Feb 24 2013. 03 27 PM IST
CBI said Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications signed an agreement with a Singapore telecom firm for international calls that violated DoT norms. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
CBI said Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications signed an agreement with a Singapore telecom firm for international calls that violated DoT norms. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Updated: Sun, Feb 24 2013. 04 33 PM IST
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has pressed charges against Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata Communications Ltd for causing a loss to the national exchequer.
The agency has accused the telecom operators of criminal conspiracy and cheating. Both the firms signed an agreement with a Singapore telecom firm for international calls that violated norms laid by India’s department of telecommunications, it said on Sunday.
“The case was registered two days back. These two companies got into informal agreement with a Singapore firm for international calls in 2006. This agreement was against the norms of DoT,” a CBI official said, requesting anonymity.
The operators could not be immediately contacted on Sunday.
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First Published: Sun, Feb 24 2013. 03 27 PM IST
More Topics: Bharti Airtel | Tata Communication | CBI | DoT |
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