Govt has nothing to hide on 2G spectrum issue: Moily

Govt has nothing to hide on 2G spectrum issue: Moily

New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to monitor the probe into the controversial 2G spectrum allocation, law minister M. Veerappa Moily on Thursday said the government has nothing to hide on the issue.

“This is what our government had said (in the Supreme Court)...we have nothing to hide. That’s why we wanted the Supreme Court to monitor the CBI investigation," he told reporters here.

He said he was happy that the apex court has agreed to the government’s request to monitor the probe.

The Supreme Court has widened the investigation in the case by bringing in its ambit the telecom policy from 2001 to 2008 covering both the NDA and the UPA regimes.

A bench comprising justices G. S. Singhvi and A. K. Ganguly made it clear that the emphasis of the investigation would be to determine the loss of money to the public exchequer and a progress report on the probe has to be filed by the CBI and ED in a sealed cover on the next date of hearing on 10 February, 2011.