2G scam: Special CBI court adjourns matter till May 31

| Updated: Mar 01, 2017 21:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 1 (ANI): A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on 2G spectrum scam case till May 31. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who filed the plea in this regard, sought more time to file information regarding the 2G spectrum scam. The Special CBI court's decision came while hearing Swamy's plea seeking prosecution of Tata Sons interim chairman Ratan Tata and lobbyist Niira Radia besides others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The BJP leader had earlier in December last year filed a complaint against Tata, Radia, former telecom minister A. Raja and senior Unitech officials for allegedly laundering money to Unitech companies to obtain 2G spectrum licence. Swamy alleged that various Tata Group companies were used to route the money to various companies of Unitech Group and finally managed to a launder a sum of Rs. 1,700 crore for their illegal purpose during the period of March 2007 to March 2008. Swamy said that the movement was facilitated by eight companies of Unitech Wireless. Swamy submitted various documents, including from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs' serious fraud investigation office (SFIO). He requested the court to initiate proceedings against the accused under various charges dealing with cheating, fraud, forgery, criminal conspiracy and under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Swamy has also requested court to direct the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to conduct further investigation to unearth the deep-rooted conspiracy. (ANI)
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