Charges filed against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone
This is the fourth charge sheet filed by the CBI in the 2G spectrum case; however, politically, it is relevant because it is the first which relates to the NDA governmentperiod.
The accused have been chargesheeted under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act relating to misconduct by public servant by accepting illegal gratification by abusing his official position.
The charge sheet which was filed before the special CBI Judge OP Saini mentions 73 witnesses in the case including the then deputy director general in the department of telecommunications, JR Gupta. When the CBI had registered an FIR in the case in November 2011, it had mentioned Gupta’s name also and raided him.
The court will consider the charge sheet on January 14.
Though Bharti and Vodafone declined comment on Friday, previously, they had denied any wrongdoing.
Broadly, the CBI’s charge is that Bharti
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