New Delhi: After the CBI filed its first chargesheet in the 2G case, the licenses of companies like UNITECH and Swan are now under threat. Both the companies have been blamed for their alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.


Noticeably, if the licences of both the companies are cancelled then the most affected would be the consumers using the mobile facilities of these companies.


In the chargesheet, CBI has accused few officials of the Unitech (Tamil Nadu), Swan Telecom and Reliance Communications of their involvement in the scam. Unitech’s Unninar, Swan-Atislat and Cheers mobile are running business in the market. After their names forming the list of the chargesheet, not just the wireless system of Unitech and Swan are at risk, but also Reliance Telecom is not completely safe.


According to CBI, Swan and Unitech both were ineligible for the licenses. Department of Telecommunication (DoT) had already issued a show-cause notice to these companies. Now what remains to be seen whether DoT will wait for the court’s order or will take steps to suspend the licences of these companies.


Real estate company Unitech’s wireless service, Uninar is in jeopardy as it has been claimed to be the most benefitted company in the 2G spectrum case by CBI. The company, after getting the license, immediately sold a large part of its share to the Norway based Uninnar.


The company which is rendering services in the 13 mobile circles of India had 21577497 users as updated till February 2011. The probe agency has also accused Unitech Wireless Director Sanjay Chandra.


Etisalat, which had bought licence from the Swan, is also in deep waters. It is providing services in the 15 circles and has 652370 users. Reliance Telecommunication, which has nearly 2.5 crore users in India, may also get affected. The CBI has charged three officials of the ADA Group in the chargesheet.


Meanwhile, Reliance Telecommunications’ spokesperson said that the company would respond to the allegations in the court.

JPN/Bureau