2G Scam | 16 September 2011

2G Scam | 16 September 2011

The Economic Times

Court postpones framing of charges against 17 accused including A Raja and Kanimozhi

New Delhi: A Delhi court handling the trial of the 2G spectrum scam has deferred its orders on framing of charges against 17 accused including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi. (read story)

TRAI’s expert report on 2G supports our case: CBI to court

New Delhi: CBI today told a Delhi court that the opinion of an expert committee, set up by telecom regulator TRAI to access annual value of the spectrum, was in "consonance" with its own figure of loss of 30,000 crore in the allocation of licenses for the radio waves. (read story)

The Times of India

Swamy repeats charges against Chidambaram in 2G case

New Delhi: Janata Party president Subramaniam Swamy on Thursday pleaded before the CBI court to summon new witnesses and bring on record fresh facts which could establish that former finance minister P Chidambaram and former telecom minister A Raja had a role in deciding 2G spectrum prices and entry fee. (read story)

I’m proud of what I did with 2G licences, says A Raja

New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja on Thursday said he was "proud" of what he did with 2G spectrum licences in 2008, and it was because of him that the "calling rate came down". (read story)

Business Standard

CBI dismisses Trai report on loss to exchequer in 2G scam

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the 2G scam dismissed on Thursday the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s report on the spectrum allocation as “irrelevant" to the case involving alleged under-pricing and manipulation of the wavelength allotted to 85 companies. The Trai report, filed on August 19, said the regulator did not recommend the 2G auction and that it was not possible to assess the loss to the exchequer from the spectrum allocation of 2008 on first-come-first-serve basis. (read story)