Niira Radia questioned by CBI for third time

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New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) Corporate lobbyist Niira Radiawas today questioned by the CBI for the second time in as manydays in connection with the probe into the 2G spectrumallocation scam.

Official sources said Radia, who is in thespotlight over her taped conversations with many includingDepartment of Telecom officials and former Minister A Raja,came to the CBI headquarters here in the morning and was theretill the evening.

She had appeared before the CBI on Tuesday and this isthe third time that the agency has questioned in connectionwith the scam.

Though officials remained tighlipped about the line ofquestioning, sources said she was asked about funding of sometelecom companies who were alloted the second generationspectrum from October 2007 to January 2008.

On Tuesday too, she was asked questioned about thefundings.

She was first questioned on December 21 by CBIofficials at her farmhouse in Delhi.

The CBI sleuths had earlier also carried out searchesat Radia''s residence and the premises of her firm, VaishnaviCommunications, here.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also grilled heron allegations of money laundering.

Supreme Court is closely monitoring the multi agencyprobe in the allocation of 2G spectrum to certain telecomfirms.

The apex court has asked CBI and ED to submit statusreports on their probe to it by February 10, when the 2Gspectrum case will come up for hearing.

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