New Delhi, July 19: Investigative agency -- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) finally received some good news. Accepting the agency's plea, a Delhi court on Friday, July 19 allowed it to summon Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani in connection with 2G Spectrum scam case.
Both Anil and Tina Ambani would be examined as witnesses in the
spectrum allocation scam. The CBI wanted to ascertain the alleged
investment of over Rs 990 crore by Reliance ADA Group companies in
Swan telecom Pvt Ltd.
The agency contended Anil Ambani, who is the Chairman of Reliance ADA Group, would be able to "throw light" on the issues of the alleged investment by his group companies.
A Delhi court earlier had reserved its order on CBI's plea till July 19. The Ambanis would be examined as prosecution witnesses. The court had heard the arguments during which special public prosecutor Lalit said Anil Ambani was required to be examined regarding the decisions on incorporation of the alleged shell companies.
The Ambanis were among those 13 witnesses who would be examined in the court. Special CBI judge OP Saini said, I find that examination of these witnesses is necessary for just decision of the case..."
Ambani is required to be examined regarding the decisions on incorporation of the alleged shell companies, special public prosecutor U U Lalit had said, adding that although he may not have been a part of the decisions taken on these issues, he would have been aware about these matters.
CBI had said that Ambani and his wife had "unrestricted powers" so far as cheque issuing authority is concerned and Tina Ambani had presided over the relevant meetings.
(With PTI inputs)