CBI clean chit to Chidambaram in 2G

PM was misled by A Raja constantly in 2G auction, says CBI

Published: 25th July 2012 09:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2012 09:50 AM   |  A+A-

CBI Director A P Singh gave a  clean chit to P Chidambaram and stated before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G that there was no criminality on his part in the matter involving issuance of the spectrum.

According to sources, the CBI stated that it did not find any criminality on part of Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Speaking to Express, a member on the panel said, “The CBI, which is investigating the 2G scam, briefed the JPC on Tuesday on three major issues that were recently examined by the agency.”

“The agency had told the panel that the then Telecom Minister A Raja, during questioning, maintained that he followed the procedure and kept Prime Minister in the loop on spectrum allocation issue, but after examining the records it is very clear that he ‘constantly misled PM Manmohan Singh.”

The investigating agency also told the JPC that there was no siphoning off money by the companies named in the 2G scam.

“The agency said the companies, which were allocated spectrum, did not indulge in siphoning off money and it completely ruled out any money trail that leads to suspicion of money laundering. Even the foreign stakeholders transaction companies are transparent and as per the rules,” the member added.

Also, the CBI started investigating the case after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India released its report on the 2G scam.

In fact, the agency said it was probing Unitech’s investments to the tune of `250 crore in the Isle of Man. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp