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Is CBI trying to save Reliance in the 2G case?

CBI’s special public prosecutor Uday U Lalit, who has been named to be a judge in the Supreme Court, has accused the CBI and its director Ranjit Sinha for attempting to derail a case against Reliance Telecom of the Anil Dhirubai Ambani group and its three accused directors in 2G the spectrum allocation scam. He has questioned the intentions of the CBI director and DIG in-charge of 2G investigations, Santosh Rastogi, for sending a “draft” request to him, seeking further probe in the case against Reliance.

In his letter dated June 30, 2014 (accessed by dna), Lalit refers to a draft sent by Santosh Rastogi. A note with the draft says that CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has found new points and facts in the 2G case, which “contradicts the present chargesheet” filed against Reliance Telecom. It says the CBI wants to suspend the ongoing trial against Reliance and reopen the case for further investigations.

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2G scam probe: CBI has enough evidence to chargesheet Maran, says Attorney General

Rejecting the views of the CBI Director, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi today opined that there was enough evidence with the agency to file charge sheet against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

CBI sources said the agency is yet to receive the opinion of the Attorney General and it will go ahead with whatever his suggestions are in the matter.

Highly-placed sources in the government said that Rohtagi today dispatched his opinion saying the available material with CBI is enough to prosecute Dayanidhi and Kalanithi in the Aircel Maxis case.

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Is Kanimozhi’s illness connected to second set of 2G tapes?

Kanimozhi, the DMK’s Rajya Sabha MP, was on Sunday admitted to a hospital in Chennai after she suddenly fell ill…….

But there are few takers for this explanation.

Since Saturday morning, media and political circles are agog with strong rumours about the impending release of over six audio tapes. These tapes are in connection with purported conversations between Kanimozhi and former additional director general of police Jaffer Sait and between Jaffer Sait and Sharad Kumar Reddy, a former director of Karunanidhi-owned Kalaignar TV.

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The Radia Tremor 6: How Unitech got entangled in the tapes

When real estate major Unitech forayed into wireless telephony, many of its investors were concerned. In hindsight, they were right.

Apart from the company losing money, its managing director, Sanjay Chandra, did substantial time behind bars. For the company, the worst part is the story isn’t over yet.

Unitech figures many times in the Niira Radia tapes, in matters relating to manipulation of its shares, default on loans given by Tata Realty and, of course, 2G telecom spectrum allocation by then minister A Raja — issues that prompted the Supreme Court to ask the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into these. The apex court wants a probe into the alleged manipulation in Unitech shares in October 2008, when former corporate lobbyist Radia’s phone was under surveillance by the income-tax department.

Her intercepted conversations with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s foster son-in-law, Ranjan Bhattacharya, relate to Unitech failing to clear its dues to the Tatas. In the taped conversation, Radia was heard saying the Unitech brass believed Commerce Minister Anand Sharma would help the company once he secured a good position in the Union Cabinet.

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