Income-Tax officials quiz Raja in court custody

July 27th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Income-Tax (I-T) department Wednesday interrogated former communications minister Andimuthu Raja, who is currently in judicial custody for alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation case, an official said.

The I-T team reached the Patiala House Court premises here around 2 p.m. and questioned the DMK leader. “We are quizzing him regarding his family income,” said the official.

The I-T department officials got permission from a Delhi court July 21 to interrogate six accused — Raja, Swan Telecom director Vinod Goenka, its promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and three Reliance Group officials — in judicial custody itself.

The department earlier moved three separate applications, seeking permission to interrogate the accused.

Their interrogation would continue till July 29, the I-T official said.

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