The CBI chargesheet of the most high profile investigation in this country is perhaps an indication of how everything in this country can be manipulated — .even a charge-sheet. And that too when the whole country is watching.
6 new telecom operators received the UASL in the 2008. If the issuing authority, A Raja, has been jailed because of his “alleged misdoings” in granting the telecom licenses which would imply that he would have followed the same procedure to grant the license to these telecom companies, there are many unanswered questions that leave a stinking trail of manipulation at the very highest level:
1) Why are only Swan and Unitech Wireless chargesheeted? ( ADAG has been chargesheeted for their link to Swan ). What about the other new licensees viz Datacom ( Videocon Group ), Loop ( Essar Group ), Shyam Sistema, Allianz Infra ?
2) Is there a special favour being shown to these groups? Were Swan and Unitech along with ADAG made scapegoats so the people feel happy on seeing movement in the investigation while at the same time protecting these other groups?
3) If Sanjay Chandra and Vinod Goenka have been named as the key persons of Unitech Wireless and Swan respectively ( they also happen to be the promoters of these companies ) — .why has Anil Ambani not been named as the key person at ADAG? Is he being protected because he is an “Ambani”?
4) There is so much that has come out in the media which clearly shows the benefits that the Tata Group gained at the hands of A Raja. There are also links that are pointing to land worth Rs 250 Crs being given to DMK by Voltas ( a Tata company ) for 25 Crs, Ratan Tata writing appreciation letters to Karunanidhi on work being done by A Raja. And to take it backward, how the VSNL land worth 750 Crs was handed over to the Tata’s as part of the VSNL disinvestment. Again, is the Tata Group untouchable because it is so large and powerful that it will get away with everything? And Ratan Tata gives statements that his group does not do business based on bribes and that he could not sleep for a night when he was asked to pay bribe for the aviation business.
Why are the big boys being absolved from this? These companies are role-models and if they are being linked to such a scam, how can they be allowed to go scot-free. Only because they are far too big and inspite of their apparent involvement the Government will not go on their wrong side.
If we want free and fair justice and especially if we want a precedent to be set for a future 2G scam not be repeated, the CBI should go after the big boys and not make a mockery of the charge-sheet.