New Delhi, (JPN/Bureau): Shahid Usman Balwa of Swan Telecom was sent to Tihar Jail after a Delhi court remanded him in judicial custody.

Balwa was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam along with former Telecom Minister A Raja. The Dynamix Balwas (DB) group managing director was produced in court following expiry of his four-day CBI custody. The court took into account CBI counsel Akhilesh's submission that he is no longer required for interrogation but he may be remanded in judicial custody as the probe into the case is not yet complete.
 
The Tihar authorities were asked by the court to consider Balwa's plea to have home-made food and special orthopaedic mattress and pillows in jail as per the relevant rules after
his counsel pleaded for special privilege for his client saying he suffered from acute back pain.
 
Balwa was arrested on February 8 in Mumbai and had been flown to Delhi on a transit remand. He was the fourth person to be arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, which, as per the CBI, has caused a pecuniary loss of Rs 22,000 crore to the state exchequer.
 
A Raja, who was arrested on Feb 2 for his alleged role in the scam, is alleged to have manipulated rules to favour some telecom companies including Swan Telecom and Unitech
Private Limited in allocation of spectrum at throwaway prices.
 
ADAG chairman Anil Ambani was interrogated by the CBI on Wednesday at its headquarters, confronting him with Raja and Balwa, amid allegations that his group received favours from Raja in getting dual technology and a role for Reliance Telecom in promoting Swan Telecom.
 
Ambani  is said to have explained to the CBI "about the ongoing issues" related to the possible role of Reliance Telecom Limited (RTL), a subsidiary of ADAG, in Swan.