The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has summoned DB Etisalat CEO Atul Jhamb, Shamik Das of S-Tel and Sigve Brekke, MD of Unitech, in connection with 2G and 3G spectrum allocation case along with Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.
Radia, chairperson of Vaishnavi Corporate Communications and Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons Limited, have been asked by the PAC to appear before it on April 5 at 11 am and 3 pm respectively to give “oral evidence” on the subject “recent developments in the telecom sector including allocation of 2G and 3G spectrum”.
Anil Ambani, Chairman ADAG, Reliance Communications Limited; Atul Jhamb, CEO, Etisalat DB Telecom India Private Limited; Shamik Das, CEO, S-Tel Private Limited; and Sigve Brekke, MD, Unitech Wireless Limited have also been called to depose before the PAC on April 5 from 11 am onwards.
All sessions will be held in Parliament’s library building.
In the revelations made by the Radia tapes, the corporate lobbyist is heard influencing Cabinet formation in UPA-II and making efforts to ensure that A Raja (DMK) gets the Telecom portfolio. Raja is now in jail in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.