Shahid Usman Balwa

  • Balwa pursued 2G licence issue of Swan: witness February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case on Friday told a Delhi court that Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa, an accused in the case, was pursuing the licence and spectrum issue of the firm and co-accused Vinod Goenka had nothing to do with it. Testifying as...
  • 2G case: Trial likely to commence from Friday November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The much-awaited trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, involving high-profile accused including former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, top corporate honchos and telecom firms, is likely to commence from Friday before a Delhi Court. Top corporate executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) are...
  • 2G: Court defers bail pleas of Chandolia, Balwa October 3, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday deferred the bail pleas of five accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, including former telecom minister A Raja's private secretary RK Chandolia and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, till it pronounces order on framing of charges. Special Judge OP Saini deferred till...
  • Reliance Telecom denies role in 2G scam August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) company Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL), an accused in 2G spectrum case, on Friday told a Delhi court that it did no wrong and has been framed because of its big name. "Why I (RTL) am treated differently? Why different standards were used for me?...
  • 2G: Balwa accuses Pranab along with PM, PC August 1, 2011

    New Delhi: DB Realty owner Shahid Balwa on Monday, in his defence, has trashed the CAG report and dragged in Home Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the 2G controversy. He also said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh endorsed all telecom decisions. Balwa, the first corporate to depose, has alleged that the then...
  • 2G scam: Court to resume hearing tomorrow July 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The hearing in the 2G spectrum scam, which was held up due to the summer break in the district courts in New Delhi, is all set to resume on Monday. The high-profile accused in the case, including former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, Swan Telecom promoter...
  • 2G case: Balwa allowed to file RTI plea to CBI June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, an accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam, was on Thursday allowed by a Delhi court to file RTI applications seeking information and documents relating to the case from the CBI. Special CBI Judge O P Saini permitted Balwa to sign the Right to...
  • 2G case: HC to decide bail plea of corporate honchos May 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce on Monday it's order on the bail plea of five corporate honchos, including Unitech promoter Sanjay Chandra and Reliance ADAG MD Gautam Doshi, in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The corporate accused, also including D B Realty promoter Vinod Goenka and...
  • Tracing the money trail in 2G spectrum scam April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja is already in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and there are allegations that some other DMK members are also involved in the 2G scam. Documents with CNN-IBN show that money was loaned by DB Realty group to DMK's Kalaignar TV...
  • Corporate leaders seek bail in 2G scam case April 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Five corporate leaders, who have been named in the charge sheet in the 2G spectrum case, on Wednesday moved bail pleas in a Delhi court which asked the CBI to file its replies. "The CBI is granted time to file reply and put up the matter for arguments on...
  • Delhi court starts hearing 2G scam case April 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The 2G spectrum scam trial began in a Delhi court on Wednesday, 10 days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an 80,000-page chargesheet. The Patiala House Court has issued notices to all the accused, including former telecom minister A Raja, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura, Raja's personal...
  • Fresh links exposed in 2G Spectrum scam April 10, 2011

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has details of what will be in the CBI's additional chargesheet in the 2G scam, two weeks hence. The Kalaignar TV link between Shahid Usman Balwa and A Raja has been long alleged and sources say the CBI is going to detail the 214 crore alleged kick...
  • Pawar's daughter has links with Balwa: BJP April 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Eknath Khadse, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, has claimed that Nationalist Congress Party and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule of having financial links to 2G scam accused Shahid Usman Balwa. Khadse says Balwa-promoted DB Realty acquired 326...
  • Pawar has links with Balwa, claims BJP MLA March 31, 2011

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Eknath Khadse, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, has allged that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has links with Shahid Usman Balwa, who is an accused in the 2G spectrum scam. Khadse on Thursday claimed...
  • 2G scam: Shahid Balwa's brother Asif arrested March 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Two more people have been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G spectrum scam case. Asif Balwa, the brother of DB Realty's promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, and Rajiv Agarwal have been arrested in connection with the money trail in the 2G scam...
  • Balwa allowed video-conferencing in 2G hearing March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, lodged in Tihar Jail for his alleged role in 2G spectrum allocation scam, was allowed on Monday by a Delhi court to participate in its proceedings through video conferencing. Balwa was allowed to participate in the court proceeding...
  • 2G scam: CBI questions Kalaignar MD March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The Managing Director of Kalaignar TV Sharad Kumar was on Monday questioned by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Kumar was called by the investigators here at CBI headquarters with regard to some issues relating to Rs 214 crore...
  • DMK is cooperating with CBI: Kanimozhi March 11, 2011

    Chennai: Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi says her party is cooperating with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2G spectrum scam case. Kanimozhi, who was questioned by the CBI for nearly three hours on Friday in Chennai, said that...
  • 2G scam: DB Realty accepts Balwa's resignation March 7, 2011

    Mumbai: DB Realty on Monday said that it has accepted the resignation of its Managing Director and Director of the company Shahid Usman Balwa with effect from February 9, 2011. "The Board of Directors of the company on March 5, 2011 has noted and accepted the resignation of Shahid U Balwa,...
  • Now, a CBI investigator dragged into 2G scam March 1, 2011

    New Delhi: YP Singh, the CBI officer who was heading the investigations into the 2G spectrum scam, has now got dragged into a controversy surrounding it. Prashant Bhushan the lawyer for Center for Public Interest Litigation on Tuesday argued the Supreme Court that the former joint director of CBI should be...
  • 2G: Court rejects bail pleas of Balwa, Chandolia February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail pleas of former telecom minister A Raja's personal secretary RK Chandolia and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa arrested in the 2G spectrum case, saying they can tamper with evidence and influence witnesses if let out. The court said while...
  • 2G scam: Balwa follows Raja to Tihar Jail February 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Shahid Usman Balwa of DB Realty, the promoter of Swan Telecom, who has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam along with former telecom minister A Raja, was on Friday sent to Tihar Jail after a Delhi court remanded him in judicial custody. Special CBI...
  • More telcos in trouble as CBI widens 2G net February 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Vinod Goenka, the man who runs DB Realty and Swan along with Shahid Balwa, was not the only visitor at the CBI headquarters in Delhi on Tuesday as the agency deepened the probe into the 2G spectrum scam. A week after the arrest of Balwa, more telecom big wigs...
  • 2G: ADAG denies links with Swan Telecom February 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) on Sunday clarified that they do not have any links with Swan telecom. The group also said they have not violated any licences and have fully complied to all guidelines and regulations and no benefit has been accrued by ADAG or its...
  • 2G: Reliance ADA Group officials quizzed by CBI February 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI on Friday questioned some of the top officials of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) in relation with the 2G scam, the group confirmed in a statement. The statement said: “As part of its ongoing probe pursuant to the SC's (Supreme Court) orders, the CBI has...
  • Reliance Telecom helped Balwa set up business February 12, 2011

    New Delhi: DB Realty Managing Director Shahid Usman Balwa, who is under the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore 2G spectrum scam, has admitted to having business dealing with Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG). CNN-IBN has accessed Balwa's letter to the CBI...
  • Balwa knows Raja aide Batcha since 2006 February 11, 2011

    New Delhi: DB Realty Managing Director Shahid Balwa had written a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on December 22, 2010 in which he admitted that he knew Sadiq Batcha, a close associate of former telecom minister A Raja, since 2006. CNN-IBN has accessed Balwa's letter in which...
  • 2G scam: CBI confronts Raja, Balwa February 11, 2011

    New Delhi: On Thursday former telecom minister A Raja and Shahid Usman Balwa, one of the youngest billionaire in India, were sent to four days of CBI custody, as together the duo hold the key to unraveling the 2G scam. In a packed court, a nervous Balwa and a visibly relaxed...
  • 2G: Raja, Balwa sent to 4 days of CBI custody February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja and DB Realty Managing Director Shahid Usman Balwa have been sent to four more days of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody. Raja and Balwa were produced before Special CBI Judge OP Saini in New Delhi on Thursday in connection with the 2G...
  • 2G scam: CBI likely to file final report in SC February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file its final report on the 2G spectrum scam in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The investigating agency has arrested former telecom minister A Raja along with his personal secretary RK Chandolia and former telecom secretary Siddharth Behuria but...