2G Scam | 20 September 2011

2G Scam | 20 September 2011

The Times of India

2G norms: Law ministry, CBI not on same page

New Delhi: The law ministry has added a further twist to the 2G case by differing with the CBI and CAG on a crucial aspect of allegations in the spectrum allocation scam. (read story)

The Economic Times

2G: Place law ministry opinion on record, says Judge to CBI

New Delhi: The special Delhi court hearing 2G spectrum scam cases has directed the country’s federal investigating agency to submit to the court an opinion from the law ministry on the definition of ’associate’, a move that is widely seen to be weakening the prosecution’s case. (read story)

Hindustan Times

2G: Court asks CBI to file law min report on telcos

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday directed CBI to file the law ministry report, which said a company should have more than 10% equity in another to be termed as an associate. (read story)

Daily News & Analysis

2G: CBI asked to file ministry report

New Delhi: The 2G special CBI court on Monday directed the CBI to submit a law ministry report which stated that a firm should have more than 10% stake in another company to be termed as an associate. This is the plea taken by the Swan Telecom that it was not an associate of Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) and could benefit from this order. (read story)

Business Standard

2G scam: Much ado about ‘associates’

New Delhi: In a breather for the Ruias of Essar and Anil Ambani, the court hearing the telecom spectrum allocation case on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to place on record the recent opinion of the ministry of law and justice on ‘associate companies’. This decision may weaken the prosecution’s case. (read story)