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2G witness may be retained by DoT

delhi Updated: Jul 31, 2011 01:39 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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AK Srivastava, the CBI’s witness number one in the 2G scam is likely to be retained by the department of telecommunication (DoT) on contract after he retires on July 31. Srivastava was deputy director general (DDG) of access service wing of the department when the 2G scam took place.

Srivastava’s testimony is very crucial to prove the case against accused in the 2G matter. He is one of seven witnesses in the case who had recorded their statements before a magistrate under section 164 of the criminal procedure code.

As the DDG (access service), Srivastava was looking after the process of submission of applications for the unified access service licences.

His testimony will help the CBI to prove that there was a conspiracy to favour few applicant firms in the allotment process by the accused.

According to sources, Srivastava may be offered a contract in this regard next week.

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