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2G scam: Delhi court rejects plea against Ambani, Tata, Radia and Dayalu

June 2, 2011 - New Delhi

A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed pleas for a direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to make Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, as accused in the 2G Spectrum Scam.

The court also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 each on a Delhi-based scribe and a Ghaziabad scrap dealer for filing complaints in this regard.

Radia's tapped phone conversations with politicians, corporates, bureaucrats, and journalists form a key part of the investigations into the 2G Spectrum Scam.

Radia, who runs a public relations agency to promote the interests of several corporate houses with interest in telecom, lobbied to ensure that DMK leader and A Raja gets the Telecom portfolio. Raja is now in jail in connection with the scam.

Raja was forced to resign from the Union Cabinet last year after the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) faulted him for undervaluing spectrum to favour companies who were largely ineligible for 2G spectrum, and added that the government had probably lost Rs.1.76 lakh crore in estimated revenue.


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