Central Bureau of Investigation registered a case on 21.10.2009 against unknown officials of Department of Telecommunication and unknown private persons/ companies and others U/s 120-B IPC r/w 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act.
It has been alleged that there had been serious irregularities in the award of Unified Excess Services Licenses to private companies. As per information received, there was criminal conspiracy between certain officials of Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and private persons/ companies and others in order to award licenses to these companies by putting a cap on the number of applicants against recommendations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and by awarding licenses to private companies on first come first serve basis on the rates of 2001 without any competitive bidding.
Today, searches have been conducted by CBI for collection of incriminating documents in the Wireless Planning Cell (WPC) and in the office of Deputy Director General (Access Services), Sanchar Bhawan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
Searches are still going on.
ADG (M&C)& Spokesperson CBI
Tel : 24361156