2G Scam | 27 April 2011

2G Scam | 27 April 2011

The Times of India

3rd 2G chargesheet may not be last

New Delhi: The CBI has launched a massive probe based on information gathered by Enforcement Directorate about the bribes received for the allocation of telecom licences and 2G spectrum under A Raja being invested abroad. (read story)

Note had warned PM Raja planned to ignore 2G advice

New Delhi: The brazenness with which arrested telecom minister A Raja bent rules to distribute telecom licences and 2G spectrum allegedly in exchange of bribes could not have surprised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (read story)

Hindustan Times

Cong, DMK to protest if PAC gives report before term-end

The Congress and DMK members are getting ready to give their dissent note if the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi tries to finalise his report into the 2G scandal on April 28—two days before its term ends. Till late evening, Joshi had not circulated the draft report which is expected to be placed before the panel for adoption. This would leave them with little time to study the document and give views. (read story)

Daily News & Analysis

CBI finds nothing suspicious in Sadiq Batcha’s death

New Delhi: The CBI has found nothing suspicious in the death of Sadiq Batcha, who was a close aide of former telecom minister and second-generation mobile telephony spectrum allocation case accused A Raja. (read story)

Business Line

Telecom Dept moves eGoM for more spectrum

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has moved a note to the empowered Group of Ministers for getting the Defence forces to vacate more spectrum. The DoT has sought 230 Mhz for mobile services, a major portion of which is for future 2G mobile services. (read story)