Shahid Balwa trains guns on Videocon;accuses them of forgery


Shahid Balwa

New Delhi, Aug 2: Swan Telecom promoter, Shahid Usman Balwa after nailing the bigwigs in the 2G spectrum scam has now stated that Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot got the spectrum license and the start up spectrum in the 2G services through forgery. This explosive claim can be pretty damaging to the home appliances and telecommunications giant.

The expose was made in the special CBI court by Balwa's counsel Majid Memon when he said, "Dhoot flashed the ID card of Rajkumar Dhoot who is his brother and member of parliament and also member of some telecom committee in parliament. Because of this he was given preference and entered the Department of Telecom (DoT) first and hence got the license." The facts were conveyed to the special CBI judge O.P. Saini.

Balwa also sought why the Dhoot's were not being probed in the scam and said, "He cheated the DoT posing as Rajkumar Dhoot, then why is the CBI not probing this matter... why is it being ignored?" Balwa also argued against CBI's claim that he was an insider and said, "If I assume I was an insider then why has Swan not got Haryana and Rajasthan circles, which are the most lucrative? Delhi is not a lucrative circle. Where is the question of I being a blue-eyed baby of a minister (former telecom minister A. Raja)?"

Balwa also explained the circumstances that led to him submitting the Letter of Intent first only because he was agile. He stated, "I ran that day, took the staircase when all the other people got stuck in the elevator. A major scuffle took place outside the room that day. You cannot blame me as I am agile and submitted the LoI in time."

Videocon was one of the nine companies who got 2G licenses in 2008.

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