The CBI has filed a chargesheet against Manoj Modi, a top lieutenant of Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani, and five others in a case related to passing off of international calls as local calls and causing revenue loss to the government.
The chargesheet was filed in a local court in Chennai, four years after CBI took up investigation and five years after Reliance Infocomm paid Rs 150 crore towards penalty imposed by telecom tribunal TDSAT.
Besides Modi, CBI named Akhil Gupta, Shankar Adawal, Pankaj Panwar, KR Raju and Bhagwan Das Khurana of Reliance Infocomm Ltd in the chargesheet.
None of these persons are now associated with the company which is controlled by Mukesh’s younger brother Anil Ambani, who got it when the brothers split the Reliance empire. It has since been renamed Reliance Communications. An RIL spokesperson said the company was not aware of the development.