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Feb 13, 2013 at 12:02am IST

CBI admits to collusion in 2G case before JPC, probe likely to widen

New Delhi: A day after the big CNN-IBN expose in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Tuesday, and admitted to a collusion between its prosecutor AK Singh and Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra. Also, the CBI has sent the tapes for forensic examination. According to sources, the probe may widen to focus on other accused as well.

While the preliminary enquiry progresses, the CBI is also zeroing in on other 2G accused, one of whom is Shahid Balwa, who sources say may very well be called in for questioning along with AK Singh and Sanjay Chandra. The CBI fears the conversation may not have been limited to just these two individuals and thus the need to widen its investigation.

Singh, the prosecutor in the dock, is a 20-year veteran of the CBI. He handled the Shashinath Jha murder which implicated former Union Minister and JMM chief Shibu Soren. Singh was also a junior lawyer attached to the Jain Hawala case. According to sources, his record so far has been clean.

But will the record remain clean? The CBI has already collected the voice samples of both Chandra and Singh and a forensic examination is underway, results of which could have a major impact on the manner in which the entire case was prosecuted by him.

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