An Income Tax department team from Chennai will question former Telecom Minister A. Raja in Tihar jail tomorrow in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
The two-member team, led by an Additional Commissioner rank officer, will quiz Mr. Raja in the afternoon at the jail complex where he is presently lodged in judicial custody.
“Former Telecom Minister A. Raja will be questioned about certain leads in the probe tomorrow,” a senior I-T official said without elaborating.
Special CBI Judge O. P. Saini had allowed the I-T department’s application seeking permission to question Mr. Raja and six others on July 21.
Sources in the department however said that the questioning of Mr. Raja tomorrow will essentially be restricted to the financial details about his family and those transactions for which he was responsible in his personal capacity.
The I-T department had earlier moved three separate applications seeking interrogation of Mr. Raja in connection with his family income.
The other applications of the I-T pertained to the request for questioning Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka and three Reliance ADAG top officials — Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara.
Mr. Balwa and others will be quizzed by the Income Tax team from Mumbai regarding his connection with Etisalat DB, later. Hindu