New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices for contempt to Sahara India Investment Corporation’s managing director, Subroto Roy,Sahara India Media Ltd’s editor Upendra Rai and Sahara Samay reporter Subodh Jain for allegedly blackmailing an officer of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and thereby hindering his investigation of the 2G spectrum scam.
Rajeshwar Singh, the ED officer, claimed before the court that the Sahara group intimidated him in order to prevent the investigation into Sahara’s role in the scam.
Singh claimed that the Sahara was involved in a complex web of financial transactions which included money transfers to S-Tel Ltd,one of the companies which were allotted telecom licences by former minister A. Raja.
Singh also alleges that Subroto Roy did not present himself before the investigating officers, despite being sent notices on two occasions.
The court issued the notices seeking a response from the Sahara group chief and his two employees, based on its 16 December order where it had said that no one would interfere with the investigation of the 2G case.