Breaking News! As the Cabinet Telecom Minister A Raja is suffering from the allegations over the 2G scam, one of the former officer of the department of telecommunications (DoT) has revealed the controversial licenses he had dealt with before his retirement in 2007.
Former DoT secretary D S Mathur wtnesses the illegal attempts made by the Telecom Minister Raja during his period. He said that the DMK leader Raja had attempted to grant licenses to nine operators without any proper process.
D S Mathur, who retired from the office on December 31, 2007, said that he has strictly refused to sign any files on licensing matters to the operators. But the minister was looking in favour of the licenses. The minister had asked him to advance the cut-off date for the applications on licenses from October 1, 2007 to September 25. It was also done by Mathur, but the bureaucrat had told him that the act is against the principles of natural justice.
Mathur said that the licenses would have been granted after his retirement from the job. He revealed that the Minister had expressed his interest on granting around 500 new licenses to the operators.
Such revelation clearly proves Raja's involvement in the 2G scam. However, Raja denied all the allegations saying, the decision on the licenses to the operators were taken under the observation and consent by the Prime Minister.
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