A top Reliance ADA Group official on Wednesday told a Delhi court that two days before the commencement of the trial in 2G spectrum allocation case, CBI had called him to its office in a “suspicious manner” where he objected to the content of his statement recorded during the probe.
AN Sethuraman, group president of Reliance ADAG, told Special CBI Judge OP Saini that when he had visited the CBI office on November 9, he had raised objection to the statement recorded by the agency during probe and wanted to change it, which was not allowed.
Deposing as the second prosecution witness, Sethuraman said a CBI officer told him that “it was too late and I cannot change my statement now”.
He was called to the CBI office to read his statement recorded by the agency earlier, Sethuraman said.
He said his statement recorded by CBI reads that he identified the signatures of Nair whereas he wanted it to be recorded as “it appears to be the signature of Hari Nair”.
“I renewed my protest in this regard on November 9 also. My objection was regarding identification of signatures of Hari Nair as the officer had recorded that I identified his signatures but I wished that instead of this ‘appears to be signatures of Hari Nair’ may be recorded,” he said, adding “my objection was not heeded to”.
Sethuraman said he had also raised the objection when his statement was recorded by CBI in March 2011.