The 2G spectrum case was an alleged scam by the politicians and government officials under .. November 10th: The CAG submits a report on 2G spectrum to the government, stating a loss of ₹, crore (US$24 billion) to the exchequer. It all started with his report seven years ago. The page explosive report on the 2G scam, brought forth one of the biggest “scams of our times”. lakh crore, the CAG report gave us a number that would define the 2G ‘scam’ . How did the turnaround happen?.

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Spevtrum 2G spectrum case was an alleged scam by the politicians and government officials under the United Progressive Alliance Congress coalition government in India. The Union Government of that time was accused of undercharging mobile telephone companies for frequency allocation licenses, which they used to create 2G spectrum subscriptions for cell phones. The court declared the allotment of spectrum “unconstitutional and arbitrary”, cancelling the licenses issued in under A. According to some analysts, [8] many corruption scandals including the 2G spectrum case, the coal mining scamAdarsh Housing Society scam and the Commonwealth Games scam were major factors behind the Indian National Congress -led UPA government’s massive defeat in the Lok Sabha election.

The severity of the corruption charges led to a loss of trust between Congress and the party. On 21 Decemberthe special court in New Delhi cagg all accused in the 2G spectrum case including prime accused A Raja and Kanimozhi. As per the judgement, “Some people created a scam by artfully arranging a few selected facts and exaggerating things beyond recognition to astronomical levels.

India 2f divided into 22 telecommunications zones, with zonal licenses. According to the CBI charge sheet, several laws were violated and bribes were paid to favour certain firms in granting 2G spectrum licenses. According to a CAG audit, licenses were granted to ineligible corporations, those with no experience in the telecom sector such as Unitech and Swan Telecom [17] and those who had concealed relevant information. On 25 September the DOT announced on reprt website that applicants filing between 3: The following is cab list of companies who received 2G licenses during Raja’s term as telecom minister; [23] [24] the licenses were later cancelled by the Supreme Spetrum The selling of the licenses drew attention to three groups: A number of executives were accused in the CBI charge sheet.

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Several companies were named in the CBI charge spevtrum. Other companies named in the charge sheet were: According to critics, Dutt and Sanghvi knew about the link between the government and the media industry but delayed reporting the corruption. The Centre for Public Interest Litigation filed the first petition against the Union of India for irregularities in awarding 2G spectrum licenses.


This led 2 further petitions, and an investigation began in On 2 February the Supreme Court ruled on petitions filed by Subramanian Swamy and the Centre for Public Interest Litigation CPIL represented by Prashant Bhushanchallenging the allotment of 2G licenses, [] cancelling all spectrum licences granted during Raja’s term as communications minister.

In its ruling the court said that former telecom minister A. Raja “wanted to favour some companies at the cost of the public exchequer”, listing seven steps he took to ensure this: The table below lists the companies whose license were cancelled.

In addition to Batelco’s exit, on 21 February Telenor the majority shareholder in Uninor terminated its agreement with Unitech and sued it spetrum “indemnity and compensation”. After the special CBI court verdict on 21 December acquitting all the accused, the government faces compensation claims worth over Rs 17, crore from telcos like Videocon Telecom, Loop Telecom and STel who suffered loss of business after the Supreme Court scrapped licences in On 6 June former Aircel chief C.

Sivasankaran complained to the CBI about not receiving a telecom licence and being forced by telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran to sell Aircel to the Malaysia-based Maxis Communications group, owned by T.

The licences were allegedly issued after the deal was made. Sivasankaran also alleged that brothers Dayanidhi and Kalanithi Maran received kickbacks in the form of investments by the Maxis group through the Astro network in Sun TV Networkowned by the Maran family. CBI sources said that although no evidence of coercion was found in the Aircel sale, they found substantial evidence that Maran had favoured the company’s takeover repoft Maxis and deliberately delayed Sivasankar’s files.

In Septemberthe CBI said it finished its Indian investigation and was awaiting the response to a letter rogatory sent to Malaysia and a questionnaire from T. Ananda Krishnan before filing a chargesheet.

According to Swamy, Chidambaram withheld Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance of the deal until his son received the five-percent share in Siva’s company. Although 22 new bills were planned to be introduced, 23 pending spcetrum passed and three bills withdrawn, Parliament functioned for only nine hours. In early November Jayalalithaa accused state chief minister M Karunanidhi of protecting Raja from corruption charges, calling for Raja’s resignation. In June Prime Minister Manmohan Singh repoet the CAG for commenting on policy issues, warning it “to limit the office to the role defined in the constitution.

The CAG reiterated that there was “an undeniable loss to the exchequer”, the calculation of which was based on three estimates: It cited the Speftrum Court ruling of 2 February that the actions of Raja and officers at the Department of Telecom were “wholly arbitrary, capricious and contrary to the public interest, apart from being violative g2 the doctrine of equality. It concluded that it was only examining the “implementation of policy”, and policy-making was the government’s prerogative.


Twelve were from the Lok Sabha, and eight from the Rajya Sabha. The following JPC members investigated the 2G allegations:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article’s lead section may be too long for the length of the article.

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India spwctrum Politics portal Criminal justice portal. Retrieved 5 January Govt gained over Rs 3,cr: A Raja ‘virtually gifted away important national asset’, says Supreme Court”.

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Archived from the original on 4 July Charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi and 15 other accused”. CBI arrests Raja in 2G scam case”. Archived from the original on 31 October A Raja gets bail after 15 months in jail”. A Raja spetcrum a year in Tihar Jail today”. A Raja, Kanimozhi, others acquitted”. The Hindu Business Line. Kanimozhi arrested, sent to Tihar jail”.

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Archived from the original on 31 December Behura moves Court against charge-framing”. Former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura gets bail”. Archived from the original on 14 July SC grants bail to Behura, upholds bail to Chandolia”.

Retrieved 11 February CBI removes 2G prosecutor after ‘taped’ conversation. Archived from the original on 13 February Accused corporate executives walk out of Tihar after bail”. Archived from the original on 2 December Shahid Balwa’s brother Asif arrested”. Cineyug director helped childhood pals”.

Raja, Kanimozhi, others acquitted in 2G spectrum scam case”. Retrieved 21 December CBI files 3rd chargesheet, names Essar and Loop telecom”. Retrieved 4 December I’ll talk To Them. I’ll Speak To Ahmed Patel. psectrum

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