CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST CERTAIN BSNL OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE PERSONS IN THE WIMAX LICENCE MATTER

Press Release
New Delhi , 25.02.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against certain officials of BSNL and private companies in the matter of award of Leased service Area (LSA) contract for deployment of Wi Max services.

 

            It is alleged that the public servants had entered into a criminal conspiracy among themselves and in furtherance of the said conspiracy the accused public servants abused their official position and facilitated the award of franchisee for three LSAs to a private limited company by dishonestly and intentionally withholding the sale of tender documents in a fraudulent manner, and, allegedly diluting the eligibility conditions to accommodate the said private company and thus causing an estimated wrongful loss of approximately Rs. 535.50 crores to BSNL.

 

            It is also alleged that the said company did not have the required qualification of Rs 100 crore annual turnover for the last two years.

 

            Searches are being conducted at nine places in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Chennai and Kolkata. During searches, incriminating documents have been recovered

 

            The investigation is in progress.

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