2G: CBI sends LR to Switzerland to probe Swan beneficiary

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New Delhi, Oct 4: Probing the beneficiaries of Swan Telecom, which got a 2G licence, the CBI has sent a request to Switzerland for investigating the antecedents of Mavi Investment Fund which is alleged to have made a payment of four million dollars to Reliance.

According to CBI, a Letter Rogatory was considered necessary to be sent to Switzerland for which an approval was taken from Home Ministry on August 30, 2011.

A special court issued a Letter Rogatory on September 14 which was later translated into French language as per the requirement of Mutal Legal Assistance treaty with Switzerland.

The CBI has said in an affidavit to Supreme Court that the agency will pursue the matter with the help of Liaison Officer in Swiss Embassy besides sending its own team to get early response from Switzerland.

"Role of Anil Ambani and other employees of reliance in allocation of GSM spectrum to reliance under dual technology vis a vis sale of 9.99 per cent share in Swan Telecom to Delhi investment is being probed during further investigation," the CBI had said in its response to a petition by Prashant Bhushan and Subramanian Swamy.


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