CBI”s stand on Ambani questioned; Maran, Baijal abused ranks

CBI”s stand on Ambani questioned; Maran, Baijal abused ranks
New Delhi, July 07: CBI''s decision not to charge sheet Anil Ambani, Chairman of ADAG Group, in the 2G spectrum scam was today questioned in the Supreme Court by an NGO which alleged that he was making attempts to cover up his involvement by influencing his arrested employees. "The three persons charge sheeted are just the professional employees of the ADAG and are not the beneficiaries of this scam. The real beneficiary is Anil Ambani, who hold majority stake and is Chairman of the group companies.

New Delhi, July 07: CBI”s decision not to charge sheet Anil Ambani, Chairman of ADAG Group, in the 2G spectrum scam was today questioned in the Supreme Court by an NGO which alleged that he was making attempts to cover up his involvement by influencing his arrested employees.

“The three persons charge sheeted are just the professional employees of the ADAG and are not the beneficiaries of this scam. The real beneficiary is Anil Ambani, who hold majority stake and is Chairman of the group companies.

“There is no possibility of an employee of the company having taken such an important decision of massive investments running into hundreds of crores of rupees,” said an affidavit filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL).

CBI, which has filed two charge sheets in the 2G scam, has stated that the entire company of Swan Telecom, alleged to be the front company of Reliane Telecom, was held by ADAG companies through the funds raised by Anil Ambani controlled Reliance.

The affidavit said Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair, who are all employees of Anil Ambani controlled Reliance in furtherance of their intention to cheat, created Swan Telecom out of funds arranged from Reliance Telecom for applying for licenses in 13 circles where Reliance Telecom did not have GSM spectrum.

They have been charge sheeted and are in judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

“But Ambani has not been charge-sheeted. ADAG has reportedly claimed that these actions were done without the knowledge of Ambani. If this was true then he should have sacked the three charge sheeted employees,” the NGO said adding that instead he visited them and reportedly assured legal assistance.

—-PTI—-