2G: Raja cross-examines former official
Raja's counsel and senior advocate Sushil Kumar asked former department of telecommunications (DoT) official Srivastava various question related to his work and the spectrum allocation during his tenure.
"The CBI officials had asked for the files which were broadly connected with the formation of policy regarding licensing and issue of licences. I assisted the CBI team in locating these files," said Srivastava.
The performance audit of DoT by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was already underway when the searches were conducted by the CBI, he told Special Judge O.P. Saini.
"A note dated April 20, 2010 was submitted to me by Madan Chaurasia pertaining to reply of CAG audit inspection memos regarding discrepancy in issue of letters of intent and their compliance and loss of potential revenue of Rs.48,374 crore due to non-revision of entry fee," the ex-telecom official said.
"This note sheet came to me through proper channel and I marked the same... eventually, this was approved as amended by the then telecom minister A. Raja May 3, 2010," he said.
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