August 24, 2013 2:26:48 am
Following in the footsteps of the statement given by Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani on Thursday before the Special CBI court hearing the 2G spectrum cases,Tina Ambani on Friday said that she did not have any role to play in the functioning of the firms,and signed documents as and when they were sent to her by the professional team of the companies.
Tina Ambani also claimed that she was a housewife and a social worker,and was not associated with the Reliance ADAG companies. The CBI then cross examined her after alleging that she was withholding facts and protecting accused Gautam Doshi,Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair. On being shown minutes of meetings in which decisions regarding share transfers were taken,Ambani admitted that the signatures on the documents were hers,but said that she did not know the details of the business.
I chaired this meeting,if it is so minuted. The business shown to have been transacted must have been transacted,if it has been minuted therein. Sh. Hasit Shukla and Sh. Ramesh Venkat used to brief me before a board meeting and they would tell me what was to be done. If Sh. Anil Ambani has been shown to be present in the meeting as director,he must have attended it,but I do not recall it as the meeting took place long back in 2006, said Ambani. She has also claimed that she only know Gautam Doshi and others socially as they were working with the Reliance ADA Group but did not know their designations or profiles in the companies.
The CBI had called Anil and Tina Ambani as witnesses in the case related to purchase of 2G licences by Reliance ADAG firms and Swan Telecom,alleged to be a front company which have been made accused in the spectrum licensing case,on the grounds that as the chairperson and directors,they would be privy to the working of the firms.
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