JPC: CBI Dir Singh deposes; Maran to be summoned?

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Parliament of India
New Delhi, Jun 7: The Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the 2G scam is currently underway and the latest high profile person to be summoned is CBI Director AP Singh. He will depose before the JPC.

With the Union Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran's role in the 2G scam emerging, there are reports doing the round that suggests the JPC might summon Maran and the CBI closely watching the proceedings. The CBI has now got more teeth to charge Maran after former Aircel founder Sivasakaran's claim that he was arm-twisted to sell his stake in Aircel for the benefit of Maran's business associate.

JPC Chairman PC Chacko will look into the depth of the scam and speak to various people involved or those who could give insights into the magnanimity of the scam.

Meanwhile, AP Singh will also update Chacko on the progress made in the 2G investigation. The JPC has not yet been able to ascertain the exact figure of the loss caused by the 2G spectrum scam. The CAG had pegged the loss to Rs. 1.76 lakh crore in a report to the Parliament last year. The CAG in its report had also spoken of how telecom firms were unfairly benefited while some others got licenses at throwaway prices.

The JPC is also seeking details of the CBI chargesheet that is yet to be filed. Following the CBI Director's deposition, the JPC committee will also seek information from the ED Director and senior finance ministry officials. Following this the JPC is likely to ready a list of witnesses and call them for questioning by June 29.

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