2G scam: JPC to take up CBI - Sanjay Chandra revelations?

CBI director Ranjit Sinha and Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar, who will appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee in connection with the 2G spectrum scam case on Tuesday, may be quizzed over reports that a CBI prosecutor aided one of the accused, reports CNN-IBN.

An investigation by the news channel into the case revealed that the CBI suspects its own prosecutor, AK Singh, of aiding one of the accused, Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra.

Sanjay Chandra. Reuters

Sanjay Chandra. Reuters

The CBI removed public prosecutor AK Singh after he was caught in an alleged taped conversation discussing prosecution strategy with one of the high-profile accused Sanjay Chandra, Managing Director of Unitech.

Reacting to the report, Unitech issued a statement, claiming that Chandra had never met the CBI prosecutor outside court in connection with the case, and neither did he have any telephonic conversation with him.

In a statement the company said, "It appears a fabricated voice recording has been sent anonymously to the CBI. Any suggestion that Sanjay Chandra is linked with this recording is nothing but an attempt to malign him and prejudice his defence in the 2G case." (Read the full statement here)

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha told CNN-IBN they have taken the allegations very seriously and has informed the Supreme Court, Central Vigilance Commissioner, Law Ministry and the Department of Personal and Training.

Published Date: Feb 12, 2013 09:23 AM | Updated Date: Feb 12, 2013 09:23 AM