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Raja misled PM on 2G issue: CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that the former telecom minister A Raja constantly misled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G license case and also said that it had so far found no criminality on part of the home minister P Chidambaram on the issue.

Appearing before the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G case, top CBI officials, led by the probe agency chief A P Singh, briefed the panel on the progress in the investigation. The CBI is learnt to have told the panel that the then telecom minister constantly misled the prime minister.

The probe agency also said that till now it had not found any criminality in the role of the then finance minister Chidambaram. It is understood that the CBI has not found anything incriminating against Chidambaram in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal.

On the issue of infusion of foreign equity in telecom firms, the CBI is learnt to have told the panel that there was no siphoning of money by the companies involved in the 2G case.
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