Unitech ex-MD to CBI: Why didnít you name others
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Denying charges of entering into a criminal conspiracy to secure 2G licences, former MD of Unitech Ltd Sanjay Chandra on Saturday told a CBI court here that there was no evidence that he had conspired with former Telecom Minister A Raja.
"I do not see any evidence to show that first-come-first-served policy was revolved on my asking.... It is far fetched an argument that I had my demand draft ready," senior advocate R S Cheema said.
He also questioned CBI for not naming in chargesheets other telecom companies Tata Teleservices, Spice Communications and Loop Telecom, which were ready with the demand drafts much before the LoIs were distributed for 2G spectrum licence.
"Almost all applicants had their demand drafts ready much in advance," he said, pointing at statements of officials of Tata, Spice and Loop before the CBI that they also had got the drafts ready in advance. "Chandra was not even at the Sanchar Bhawan on the date of LoI distribution," Cheema said.
About the charge that the cut-off date was advanced to September 25, 2007 to benefit Unitech Wireless, he said: "I applied on September 24. Had there been any conspiracy, the date would have been brought to September 24 as on the last day also many companies had put in their application," Cheema said.