charge-sheet in the case
. To support his argument, he citedrelevant paras of the reports prepared by the Investigating Officers, who hadtraced back the history of Loop Telecom to Essar’s operation way back from 2005onwards when Loop/Essar took over the operations of BPL in four telecom circles.This acquisition was done with the approval of the DoT. So, the concerned DoTofficers had the prior knowledge that Loop was controlled by Essar. Since on theissue of charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act, there was no disputebetween Director-CBI and Director of Prosecution-CBI, the issue was notaddressed by Mr Vahanvati. But, all these findings of the Investigating Officers,reproduced in the opinion expressed by Mr Vahanvati, contradicts Mr A.P. Singh’sstand that the DoT officers were not aware that Loop was controlled by Essar.Therefore, not charging the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Actignoring the findings of the Investigating Officers, is unwarranted. This isunacceptable, especially, in a case where the investigations are being monitoredby this Hon’ble Court and investigating officers are reporting to the Hon’ble Court.7.The interference of an influential Minister in the Government, the LawMinister Mr Salman Khurshid, is evident. He is publicly giving clean chit toEssar/Loop. A recent opinion by his ministry giving clean chit to Essar Group isattached herewith as
. It is to be noted that this case is similar to thatof Swan-Reliance wherein CBI has already filed charge-sheets against officials of Swan, Reliance and also the public officials. The chargesheet include chargesunder Prevention of Corruption Act. The above developments are likely to weakenthe prosecution case in the matter of Swan-Reliance as well.
SHYAM TELELINK LTD
8.Shyam Telelink Ltd applied for 2G licenses in 21 Circles (Pan India exceptRajasthan Circle) on September 25, 2007, which later became the cut-off date for awarding of 2G UAS licenses. As per the guidelines, for getting these licenses, theapplicant company must have net-worth of Rs 1,380 crore and paid-up equity