New Delhi: Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia have been summoned by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee in connection with 2G and 3G spectrum allocation case. PAC has also called for DB Etisalat CEO Atul Jhamb, Shamik Das of S-Tel and Sigve Brekke, MD of Unitech. 

Radia, chairperson of Vaishnavi Corporate Communications and Tata, Chairman of Tata sons Limited, have been asked by the PAC to appear before it on April 5 at 11 AM and 3 PM respectively to give "oral evidence" on the subject "recent developments in the telecom sector including allocation of 2G and 3G spectrum".

Anil Ambani, Chairman ADA, Reliance Communications Limited; Atul Jhamb, CEO, Etisalat DB Telecom India Private Limited; Shamik Das, CEO, S-Tel Private Limited; and Sigve Brekke, MD, Unitech Wireless Limited have also been called to depose before the PAC on April 5 from 11 AM onwards.

All the sessions will be held in Parliament's library building.

In the revelations made by Radia tapes, the corporate lobbyist is heard influencing cabinet allocation in UPA-II and making efforts to ensure that A Raja (DMK) gets the Telecom portfolio. Raja is now in jail in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Joshi refutes JPC PAC conflict

Meanwhile, PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi said on Tuesday that there was no conflict or clash between the JPC and the panel headed by him and both can function within their own domain to probe irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation.

He said that the Joint Parliamentary Committee was supposed to work under specific terms of reference and conditions and did not have the right to summon the Prime Minister or any minister but PAC was a constitutional body.

The 2G scam was being probed by the Supreme Court, CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the PAC and all the agencies were working without any clash, he told reporters in Shimla.

JPN/Agencies