2G scam: Mathur to appear before PAC on Jan 21

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Bhopal, Jan 19 (PTI) Former Telecom Secretary D S Mathurwill appear before the Parliament''s Public Accounts Committee(PAC) on January 21 to present his views on the 2G spectrumcontroversy, official sources said here today.

The PAC headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshihas asked Mathur and former member (Finance), in the TelecomCommission, Manju Madhavan, a 1971 batch IRS officer to appearbefore it on the given date, in connection with the spectrumallocation irregularities, sources said.

Mathur, an IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadreretired on December 31, 2007, just before the 2G spectrum wasallocated in January 2008.

He has claimed that then Telecom Minister A Raja was benton giving licences although several irregularities had beenspotted in the process.

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