2G: CBI set to grill Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry over Radia tapes

04 April 2014

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to question Ratan Tata, the retired chairman of Tata Sons, and the group's current head Cyrus Mistry in connection with preliminary enquiries into the intercepted communications of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, media reports said today.

Though the CBI has so far not found any criminality in its enquiries, it will seek clarification from Tata and Mistry on some references in the phone-tapped conversations of Radia.

The enquiries relate to the supply of low-floor buses by Tata Motors to the Tamil Nadu government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme of the Central government and the allotment of iron ore mines in Singhbhum district of Jharkhand to Tata Steel.

Besides Tata and Mistry, executives of Reliance Industries, Unitech and Tata Motors have also been examined by the CBI in connection with its enquiries. The CBI registered 14 preliminary enquiries into alleged corruption arising in the communications with Radia, intercepted by the Income Tax department.

''We don't have any information on this. We do not know about this,'' a Tata Sons spokesperson said.

The CBI has registered 14 preliminary enquiries into issues of alleged corruption stemming from the communi-cations of Radia intercepted by the Income Tax department.

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