CBI questions Raja’s brother in 2G scam case

February 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned Kalia Perumal, the brother of arrested former Telecom Minster A Raja in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had earlier on Tuesday questioned Perumal for over three hours in connection with its probe into the 2G scam.

The Enforcement Directorate also quizzed 47-year-old Raja’s close aide Sadiq Batcha in connection with the case.

The CBI had questioned him earlier also in connection with their parallel probe into the scam. The ED along with the investigating agency had also raided premises of his firms late last year.

Raja, who was arrested by the CBI on February 2 on charges of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with the 2G scam, is presently lodged in Tihar Jail.

Raja’s personal secretary RK Chandolia, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behuria and managing director of DB Realty Shahid Balwa have been so far arrested over their alleged roles in the 2G scam.

Raja was forced to resign from the Union Cabinet last year after the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) faulted him for undervaluing spectrum to favour companies who were largely ineligible for 2G spectrum, and added that the government had probably lost Rs.1.76 lakh crore in estimated revenue. (ANI)

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