New Delhi: The CBI is likely to approach the Supreme Court to extend the 31 May deadline to file the third chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam.
Several fresh angles in the scam need to be investigated and for that the CBI requires some more time to complete the probe, sources said.
Since the federal agency is also focusing on the money trail in tax havens like Mauritius and Cyprus, the agency may not be able to complete the investigation by 31 May, they said.
“We are planning to approach the Supreme Court for the extension of the 31 May deadline,” a CBI official said.
In its first chargesheet, the CBI has named one of the executives of Reliance Telecom, Gautam Doshi, as an accused and alleged that he was involved in “structuring and funding” Swan Telecom and Tiger Traders (the associate company of Reliance ADAG, which has equity in Swan) and other companies.
The agency has alleged that decisions regarding transfer of funds to Tiger Traders/ Swan Telecom were taken by him.
In its second chargesheet filed on Monday, the CBI named Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi as a co-conspirator in the 2G spectrum scam and the DMK MP was summoned to appear before a court on 6 May and she now faced the possibility of arrest.
Former Telecom minister A Raja, former Telecom secretary Siddartha Behura, Raja’s former personal secretary R K Chandolia and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa were currently in jail in connection with the scam.