BJP's Pramod Mahajan told 'half-truths' about Vodafone, Airtel, says CBI
CBI claimed that investigation had revealed that the additional spectrum beyond 6.2 Mhz was allotted to the companies even without due coordination by the JCES. CBI had sent the report to Law Ministry seeking advice of the Attorney General in the case of alleged irregularities inawarding extra spectrum to Airtel and Vodafone after difference in opinion over whether a case against the telecom giants was made out or not.
A group of officials believed a case against the two telecom companies was made out as they were only beneficiaries of the laid down policy while another team of officials involved in decision-making had a different view, official sources said.
The matter, therefore, was referred to the Attorney General for his opinion who is yet to give any opinion, the sources said, adding CBI would file a charge sheet in the case only after getting the opinion of the top law officer of the government.
The agency, in its FIR, had alleged the two companies had entered into a criminal conspiracy which resulted in a loss of over Rs 500 crore to the state exchequer.
In its report, CBI alleged that the then Wireless Advisor P K Garg opined on the file that trials would commence under