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CBI visited to clarify tinkering of opinion: AG

delhi Updated: Mar 16, 2011 23:30 IST
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Attorney General GE Vahanvati defended his role in giving an opinion in the 2G case and said the CBI had "visited" him along with the case file to cross-check whether the original opinion given by him had been overwritten.

Denying that he was questioned in the case, Vahanvati told the court of Justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly the CBI had shown him the file with the press-release on which he had made some remarks.

There was overwriting on the press release to which he affirmed.

"I do not know what wrong I committed in my last life that media is after me and such reports are being published that CBI grilled me," Vahanvati told the court.

The AG's reaction came to a news item published in a national daily stating CBI had "questioned" Vahanvati.

The report had claimed that Vahanvati was questioned about the legal opinion that he had given to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) during his stint as Solicitor General approving the first come first serve (FCFS) policy.

Early this month too, Vahanvati, during the hearing of the 2G issue, had denied that he had given a legal opinion to the DoT on the matter.

He had told the bench the department had tinkered with the press release approved by him. According to Vahanvati, the release that was issued wasn't the one on which he had given his opinion.