Khaitan grilled in 2G scam

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New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) With its sleuths already inMauritius for 2G spectrum scam probe, the CBI today questionedDubai-based industrialist IP Khaitan for his alleged interestsin Loop Telecom, one of the beneficiaries of the allocations.

Khaitan, who arrived at the CBI headquarters in themorning, was grilled by the sleuths for about eight hours inconnection with ownership patterns in Loop Telecom, agencysources said.

The agency is probing whether Loop Telecom was the frontfor Essar group, which has family links with the Khaitans, ingetting the unified access licences for second generationtelecom spectrum.

The sleuths are looking into the alleged link betweenEssar and Santa Trading Private Limited, reportedly owned bythe Khaitans, which floated Loop Telecom and financialexchanges that allegedly took place between the two companies,sources said.

A team of CBI officials has already reached Mauritius toget details of companies linked to beneficiaries of spectrumallocation which was allegedly done by flouting rules.

The agency has already dispatched a Letter Rogatory toMauritius seeking details of 12 companies which allegedly hadeither invested in Swan Telecom, Loop Telecom, linked withReliance Telecom and Essar group.

The CBI is trying to get details of Delphi, Apex FundServices, Maavi Investment Fund, Palab Investments, CapitalGlobal, Black Lion, Inditel Holding, Etisalat, Deccan AsianInfrastructure, Aid-tel Holding, Kaif Investment and ElectroInvestments. More PTI ABS

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