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2G scam | Loop Telecom officials to be quizzed by CBI

2G scam | Loop Telecom officials to be quizzed by CBI
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First Published: Wed, Mar 23 2011. 07 51 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Mar 23 2011. 07 51 PM IST
New Delhi: The CBI will examine officials of Loop Telecom, under the scanner in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, about their meeting with the Indian high commissioner to Mauritius during which they had sought details of Letters Rogatory sent by the agency in connection with its probe.
The agency had sought details of alleged transactions of nearly dozen companies in Mauritius through its Letters Rogatory, official sources said.
They said attempts of officials to get details of LRs from the high commissioner have raised eyebrows and the officials will soon be questioned by the agency.
The company is being probed by investigating agencies trying to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries.
Official sources said high commissioner M. Ganapathi has informed the external affairs ministry about the meeting which in turn communicated to the CBI the questions raised by Loop officials during the meeting.
During the interaction, the Loop officials apprised him about operations of the company in Mauritius, they said.
Loop Telecom refused to comment about the developments.
The LRs had said that “allegations have also surfaced that some public servants of the Government of India have stakes in Etisalat DB Telecom Pvt Ltd (formerly Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd) and Loop Telecom through Mauritius based companies.”
It had sought collection of documents from the office and Registrar of Companies (RoC), documents and information to be collected from banks besides examining person in the concerned firms and RoC, the officials of these companies in Mauritius.
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First Published: Wed, Mar 23 2011. 07 51 PM IST