2G scam: A Raja's alleged benami deals under scanner
New Delhi, Aug 21: The Central Bureau of Investigation which booked a disproportionate assets case against former Telecom Minister, A Raja is scrutinizing over 200 documents.
The documents which have been seized by the CBI after the case was booked and raids conducted at 15 different places are property papers believed to belong to Raja, his aides and family members.
CBI officials say that these documents were seized following a raid in 15 different places and we are now scrutinizing the documents to ascertain the trail.
Benami properties under scanner:
The CBI says that most of the properties that have come under the scanner are in benami names. We are checking if Raja had invested through benami sources in these properties. He may have invested them in the names of his family members and friends and further investigation will make the entire trail clear, the official also informed.
The properties in question are in Delhi and several parts of Tamil Nadu and as per the case records, the CBI has stated that the disproportionate assets is valued at 27.92 crore. Various names of companies such as Greenhouse and Kovai Shelters are being checked to see if investments were made through these firms.
Shares and deposits:
The CBI has also managed to get several other documents relating to bank deposits and shares. This is also an important trail to the case, the officer part of the probe says. There is also gold which has been recovered from Raja's residence.
CBI officials say that raids would continue and there are still around 9 properties in Delhi and Tamil Nadu which have come under the scanner. One of these these properties is located in the upmarket South Delhi, the CBI official also said.