New Delhi: The officials of Loop Telecom are under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) scanner in the 2g spectrum allocation scam. The investigating agency will question them about their meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius during which they had sought details of Letters Rogatory (LR) sent by the agency in connection with its probe.

The agency had sought details of alleged transactions of nearly dozen companies in Mauritius through its Letters Rogatory. They said attempts of officials to get details of LRs from the High Commissioner have raised eyebrows and the officials will soon be questioned by the agency.

Investigating agencies will probe the company which is trying to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries. Official sources said High Commissioner M Ganapathi has informed the External Affairs Ministry about the meeting which in turn communicated to the CBI the questions raised by company officials during the meeting.
     
Loop Telecom refused to comment about the developments. The LRs had said, “allegations also bring out that some public servants of the Government of India have stakes in Etisalat DB Telecom Pvt Ltd (Formerly Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd) and Loop Telecom through Mauritius based companies."

It had sought collection of documents from the Office and Registrar of Companies, documents and information to be collected from banks besides examining person in the concerned firms and Registrar of companies, the officials of these companies in Mauritius.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report has said that the Loop Telecom was not eligible for grant of Unified Access Service license on the day they submitted their application which is September 3, 2007.

The auditor also said that the company made a patently false claim of the paid up capital of Rs 130.65 crore through their company secretary V V Chakradeo while submitting applications for grant of UAS licenses for 21 circles.
    
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