Enforcement Directorate officials on Wednesday questioned Public relations firm owner and corporate lobbyist Nira Radia for about seven hours in connection with its probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case after which it said she may be summoned again.
“We have recorded the statement. She (Ms. Radia) has promised to submit certain papers which she would be submitting. We would be calling her as and when required,” said Prabhakant, Deputy Director in the ED.
Emerging out of the office of the Directorate after questioning, Ms. Radia told reporters she would “cooperate” with the authorities.
“Unfortunately, there has been a mad media frenzy about the fact that I am not here. I am here, I am available for full cooperation with the authorities. The matter is pending before the Supreme Court and still sub judice and beyond this I would not like to say anything else,” Ms. Radia said.
“I also want to add that we are fully transparent. Whatever information is required from us and would be required as part of the ongoing probe would be provided. Since the matter is sub judice... at the appropriate time I would definitely speak to all of you,” Ms. Radia said.
She had earlier cited health reasons for not appearing before the ED.
The CBI, which had filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court on November 22, said telephonic conversation between Ms. Radia and others were being examined and she would be called by it at an appropriate time.
“It should be pointed out that the recordings which are the main basis of investigation regarding her role are still being examined.
“It is only when the materials based on these calls are cross-checked, verified and relevant evidence on matters disclosed by these calls are obtained through investigation, entirety of the material would be put to Radia at an appropriate time,” the agency had said in its seven-page affidavit.
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