CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THREE PRIVATE TELECOMMUNICATION FIRMS FOR ALLEGEDLY VIOLATING GOVT NORMS

Press Release
New Delhi , 25.02.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against three private Telecommunication firms based at Singapore; Gurgaon and Mumbai U/s 120-B r/w 420 IPC & Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 on the complaint of Department of Telecommunication, Government of India.

 

            It was alleged that the Singapore-based firm was providing International Long Distance services to Indian customers and directly raising invoices on them for the services provided, in conspiracy with two private telecommunication firms based at Gurgaon and Mumbai since 2004. The Singapore-based firm was not legally authorised to raise such invoices. A loss of Rs. 48 crore (approx.) was allegedly caused to the Govt exchequer on account of said illegal arrangement.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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