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Shourie to appear before CBI in telecom policy probe

CBI has asked former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie to appear before the agency in connection with its probe into possible criminal aspects in the telecom policy since 2001 and the BJP leader will make his appearance on February 21.

February 14, 2011 / 09:44 AM IST

CBI has asked former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie to appear before the agency in connection with its probe into possible criminal aspects in the telecom policy since 2001 and the BJP leader will make his appearance on February 21.


The Central Bureau of Investigation approached Shourie last week asking him to appear before it in connection with the Preliminary Enquiry(PE) registered by the agency following a direction from the Supreme Court. Shourie had held the telecom portfolio between January 2003 and May 2004 in the NDA regime,


The PE was registered against "unknown persons" with an aim to ascertaining as to whether or not the "first-come-first-serve basis" provision passed by the then Cabinet led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was followed, officials in New Delhi said .

 

first published: Feb 14, 2011 09:42 am

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