Income-Tax officials quiz Raja, Balwa (Lead)

July 27th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Income-Tax officials Wednesday interrogated former communications minister Andimuthu Raja and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, currently in judicial custody for a 2G spectrum allocation case, an official said.

The I-T officials reached the Patiala House court premises here around 2 p.m. and questioned the DMK leader and Balwa for three hours. “Raja was grilled over his family income, while Balwa regarding 2G,” said the official.

The I-T department 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 Friday, the official said,

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