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Fresh telecom graft in India

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NEW DELHI: India’s former secretary of the Department of Telecom and three telecommunications companies have been charged over alleged irregularities in the awarding of 2G mobile spectrum licences. 

The Central Bureau of Investigation, which deals with corruption, economic and special crimes, found the official and the companies, which are based in Delhi and Mumbai, deprived the treasury of 8.6 billion rupees (IS$156 million) through the sale of the airwaves at below-prescribed rates.

None of the accused were named in a statement from the CBI on Saturday.

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