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CBI grills Attorney General in 2G scam case


Arunima,CNN-IBN
Mar 16, 2011 at 10:26am IST

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati in the 2G spectrum scam case. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the CBI grilled him about the legal opinion he gave when he was the solicitor general of India to telecom minister A Raja.

Vahanvatti was questioned by the CBI a few days back about about the legal opinion he gave as the solicitor general calling Raja adopting the 'first come fist serve' policy fair and reasonable.

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy had alleged that when Vahanvati was a solicitor general, he had given his opinion to Raja on the issue of 2G licences.

Vahanvati had clarified to the Supreme Court that Raja and the telecom ministry ministry had not referred any issue related to 2G licences to him.

However, documents with the CBI indicate that Vahanvati did issue an opinion that was later used by Raja to prevent an investigation into the antecedents of Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd.

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