JPC grills CBI chief over collusion in 2G spectrum case

A joint parliamentary committee (JPC) today questioned Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha and telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar in connection with the alleged collusion between the CBI prosecutor and Unitech, one of the firms accused in the 2G scam.

After the JPC meeting, which ended this afternoon, its chairman P C Chacko told newspersons that the parliamentary panel will submit its report on 2G case by 10 May.

"There is no need to call the ministers. We cannot call everyone. The JPC has questioned the secretaries of the concerned ministries. We had questioned the CBI director today. We appreciate CNN-IBN report, we asked CBI about the tapes," he said.

He added that the CBI chief was very worried following a CNN-IBN expose that apparently shows the CBI prosecutor colluding with Unitech, one of those accused in the 2G spectrum case.

Chacko said that they have not decided on calling Unitech managing director Sanjay Chandra and the CBI prosecutor involved, A K Singh.

Chacko has said that according to the CBI chief, the reports regarding allegations of collusion between its former prosecutor A K Singh and Sanjay Chandra are correct, and the recording has been sent for forensic examination.