The CBI on Tuesday apprised a Delhi court of its ongoing probe into the 2G spectrum scam following a direction on a private complaint filed by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy for trial of former telecom minister A. Raja for his alleged role in the case.
“After registration of the case, numerous searches were conducted in the Department of Telecom, various private companies, besides the residential premises of various public servants and people including Raja,” the CBI told the court in its probe status report.
“The searches and seizures made by the CBI resulted into recovery of a large number of voluminous documents.
Various witnesses have also been examined in respect of the facts of the case,” the investigative agency told Special CBI Judge Pradeep Chaddah.
The CBI, in its status report, however, sought to ignore Mr. Swamy’s concern over the alleged threat to national security due to allocation of spectrum to Swan Telecom, a joint venture between D B Realty and Etisalat DB, which as per Mr. Swami’s complaint is a Dubai-based firm with possible links with Pakistan’s ISI.
The CBI said it was “not aware of the details on national security aspect as raised by Swamy.”
“We (CBI) are not aware of the details of national security aspect as raised by Swamy in his application, as copy of the complaint is not available,” the CBI told the court.