New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation would start recording statements of AK Srivastava, former deputy director general (access services), department of telecommunication in the prolonged 2G scam.
2G is one of country's biggest scams including likes of former telecom minister A Raja and Member of Parliament (MP) from DMK Kanimozhi amongst others.
The special CBI court would start probing Srivastava tomorrow who is a crucial prosecution witness.
CBI special Judge OP Saini would start the recording of statements from Srivastava on Monday in the mega scam.
On the other hand, Srivastava's attachment with the case carries critical significance as he, in his statement to the CBI during the probe in the case, stated that Raja had noted in a DoT file that the cut-off date for receiving applications for grant of the 2G spectrum licenses would be October 1, 2007.
The CBI is also inferring that Raja wanted to benefit firms, Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd and Swan Telecom and in order to extend the favour; he had forwarded the last date for the acceptance of applications.
Raja, who has recently been released n bail, also ignored various monitoring authorities including the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Law Ministry and the Prime Minister's office (PMO) in the process.
Top Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group executives Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajeev Aggarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani and DMK-run Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar are also facing trial in the case.