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2G case: In 61 intercepted calls,Radia identifies self

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published on:September 6, 2013 1:22 am

Niira Radia,former corporate lobbyist,identified her voice in the 61 calls intercepted by the police,a CBI official told a city court on Thursday. She also identified the voices of several others with whom she was having the conversations,the official deposed.

Radia’s phone lines were tapped in 2008-2009 as part of the investigation into possible economic offences. A part of these conversations are being used by the prosecution against former telecom minister,A Raja,and others accused in the 2G spectrum scam.

According to DSP Rajesh Chahal,the CBI had played the intercepted tapes before Radia at her home on May 12,2011 and showed her the transcribed scripts of the calls. “Nirra Radia had tallied the transcriptions and identified as well as confirmed her voice and the voices of other persons with whom she had the said conversations,” Chahal told Additional Sessions Judge O P Saini.

The court acted on a plea by Raja and directed the CBI on Thursday to produce an inquiry report into the scam,prepared by the Central Vigilance Commission in 2009. It is also recording testimonies of the investigating officers of the scam.

Chennai’s chief metropolitan magistrate was appointed to record the testimony of DMK chief Karunanidhi’s wife,Dayala Ammal,as a prosecution witness.

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