CBI raids DoT over 2G spectrum row

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New Delhi, Oct 23: The Department of Telecom has come under the scanner over alleged irregularities in the 2008 allocation of wireless 2G spectrum.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the offices of DoT on Thursday, Oct 22. The raids were carried out at the wireless planning cell and the office of the deputy director general- access services.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered by the CBI against unnamed officials of the DoT, as well as individuals and companies, under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act. However, the FIR does not name telecom minister A Raja.

This comes after the the anit-corruption agency, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) which has launched a probe into the matter asked the CBI to dig deeper. CVC suspects criminal conspiracy between DoT officials and private firms in the allotment of 2G spectrum.

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