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Court orders CBI to give Swamy copy of 2G file

The matter will be taken up again on December 3.

The special court hearing the 2G spectrum case Tuesday asked CBI to provide Subramanian Swamy with a copy of a file that he claims will prove Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s complicity in the scam.

The file contains 59 documents seized on October 22,2010 when the CBI raided the Access Services Cell of the Department of Telecom in Sanchar Bhawan. Swamy intends to use the contents to get Chidambaram added to the list of accused.

“These documents,with endorsements and signatures of Mr P Chidambaram,prove his complicity in the instant scam,” Swamy,a private complainant,said in his application.

The file pertains to the lock-in period that restricts the sale of equity by telecom companies. On September 26,counsel for former telecom minister A Raja had claimed in open court that Chidambaram,who was then finance minister,had said during a meeting that dilution of shares to attract foreign investment did not amount to sale of equity. The meeting,also attended by the Prime Minister,cleared the sale of equity by Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless to Etisalat and Telenor respectively.

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“After hearing the complainant,I am satisfied that a copy/certified copy of the aforesaid file would facilitate the prosecution of this complaint case.

Accordingly,CBI is directed to supply photocopy/certified copy of the file to the complainant at the earliest,” special judge O P Saini ordered.

The matter will be taken up again on December 3.

First published on: 09-11-2011 at 01:25:13 am
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