CBI on Tuesday argued before a special court that first-come-first-served (FCFS) policy was followed by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in allocating spectrum licences to eligible applicant firms during 2003-07.
Commencing final arguments in the case, Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover said that Raja, in conspiracy with other accused, had advanced the cut-off date to favour accused firms in allocation of 2G licences.
Former Telecom Secretary D S Mathur today told a Delhi court that he did not find the Department of Telecom officially processing some key letters on the 2G spectrum allocation issue, exchanged between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and erstwhile Telecom Minister A Raja.
The government has decided to challenge Supreme Court's 2G order only partly, say sources. The government is likely to seek clarity on SC views on the first come first serve policy, reports CNBC-TV18’s Malvika Jain.
CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan spoke to Ajay Bahl counsel for Uninor on the Supreme Court’s order on the 2G licenses and what the trial court had to say when it dismissed Subramanium Swamy's plea against Chidambaram’s alleged role in the 2G scam.
The NDA government had rushed through with the now controversial 'first come first serve' policy for issuing mobile telephony licenses, a move that benefited Tata Teleservices and Bharti Cellular, JPC Chairman P C Chacko indicated today.
Former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, who is in jail in connection with the 2G scam, 'doctored' the seniority list of applicants to extend 'undue' benefits to Swan Telecom in the spectrum allocation, the CBI told the Delhi High Court today.
Former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, presently in jail in connection with the 2G scam, today told the Delhi High Court that the "so called" gigantic loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the state in spectrum allocation was caused due to the government policy and not because of the alleged acts of the accused.
A Delhi court today directed CBI to file its reply on a plea of co-promoter of Swan Telecom Vinod Goenka, an accused in the 2G scam, seeking permission to sign a resolution to appoint an additional director in a company in which he is also a director.
Prashant Bhushan, lawyer for the petitioner closed his arguments in the SC saying that Videocon-owned Datacom is the single biggest beneficiary of the alleged rigging in the 2G scam case, reports CNBC-TV18's Malvika Jain.