I have written some posts,about 80, filed under Radia Tapes,Karunanidhi providing a detailed analysis of the 2 G scam and the other criminality involved.
It has taken years for the Supreme Court of India to realize that there has been sleaze all around.
The Corruption, manipulation and absolute misuse of Government machinery by the Corporate Houses is mind-boggling confirming the fact that the country is for the taking by the moneyed, aided by the Bureaucrats and politicians.
2 G Scam triggers more probes
Now the Supreme Court has asked the CBI to investigate some more case, which involves Corporate and the Income Tax Department.
It has come to light, which should have been at the first instance of listening to the Tapes,that there have been more deals fixed by Radia than the mere 2 G fraud.
Income Tax department went out-of-the-way to favor her, even after the 2G Scam surfaced and the trial was on!
These are the cases , where the Supreme Court case feels that there is a prima facie ground for a detailed inquiry.
‘ It is that the court has prima-facie found sufficient reason for a more detailed probe into these deals. They are:
* Supply of low-floor buses by Tata Motors to Tamil Nadu Government under the Centre’s JNNURM scheme
* Appointment of Pradip Baijal, ex-chairman of TRAI, as chairman Pipeline Advisory Committee
* Allotment of coal blocks to Anil Ambani Group’s Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project
* Allotment of iron ore mines at Ankua, Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, to Tata steel
* Favours shown by V K Sibal, then Director General of Hydrocarbon to RIL and quid pro quo received
* Fudging of subscribers base/record by Reliance Communication, ADAG company and submission of the same to Bombay Stock Exchange and TRAI to save money
* Working of touts middlemen and kickbacks in the aviation sector
* Market manipulation and hammering of stocks of Unitech
“The conversations between Ms Nira Radia and her associates with various persons suggest that unscrupulous elements have used corrupt means to secure favours from the Government officers, who appear to have acted for extraneous considerations,” the bench said as it set a 60-day deadline for the CBI to look into the controversial deals.
Besides, the bench has also sent notice to the chief vigilance officer, ministry of mines, for taking appropriate action on “allotment of iron ore mine to Reliance ADAG group without having any steel plant.”
A Chartered Accountant, who was working as a tout of the IT department is to be probed as well(PTI in Twitter)
These scams are like Sindbad’s story, never-ending.
I am sure nothing will come out of this. excepting some high decibel debates in the News Channels, a farce of an enquiry and the corruption juggernaut rolls on.
More on this from Business Standard.
The court has ordered Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into 14 most serious cases, involving top industrialists and bureaucrats. One issue, which relates to corruption/malpractice in judiciary/judges/tribunals, etc, has been referred to the Chief Justice of India, while another, on “allotment of iron ore mine to Reliance ADA group without having any steel plant”, will be looked into by the Chief Vigilance Officer of the mines ministry.
These issues were brought out in two reports prepared at the instance of the court, one consisting of officials from the Department of Revenue of the finance ministry and the other by an inter-ministerial committee. They had prepared 17 such issues. (SC ORDER EXPLAINED)
A Bench of judges G S Singhvi and Justice V Gopal Gowda directed CBI to make inquiries and file its report within two months.
CBI’s reports will be given to a new Bench on December 16 that will not include Justice Singhvi, who retires on December 11.
The issues to be probed include favours allegedly shown to top corporate houses like Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd, Anil Ambani’s Reliance ADA Group and the Tatas, working of touts, kickbacks in the aviation sector, manipulation of Unitech’s stocks and illegal gratification paid to tax officers.
Holding that the taped conversations suggest “unscrupulous elements have used corrupt means to secure favours from government officers”, the court has directed the probe on various issues, including “favours” shown by V K Sibal, the then director general of hydrocarbons, to RIL and quid-pro-quo received. It has also ordered a CBI probe into the allotment of coal blocks to the Sasan ultra mega power project, run by Reliance ADA Group, and allotment of Iron ore mines at Ankua, in Singhbhum District of Jharkhand to Tata Steel.”
The Radia Tapes and Transcript.
Following is the available 140 tapes of Radia .( with transcripts)
As the tapes are being removed from most of the sites, I am publishing them here.
All the 140 available audio — a work in progress with transcripts getting added on an ongoing basis and names being identified, added and corrected.