CBI case against Airtel, Tata for illegally providing intl long distance services

NEW DELHI, Feb 24:
The CBI has registered a case against Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata TeleCommunication Ltd for illegally providing international long distance (ILD) services through an arrangement with Singapore Telecommunications.
“The CBI has registered a case against two telecom companies — Bharti Airtel and Tata Telecom — for having an arrangement with Singapore Telecom for international calls in violation of DoT norms,” a CBI spokesperson said today.
A case has been filed against the two companies under sections 120 B and 420 of the IPC, the spokesperson said.
Bharti Airtel and Tata, along with Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, have been charged with having allegedly caused a loss of nearly Rs 48 crore to the Government since 2004 through illegal arrangement.
All the three telecom companies have been booked on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating under the Indian Penal Code and also under the Indian Telegraph Act for violating the department of telecommunications’ licensing norms.
The FIR has been filed in a local court on a complaint of the Communications and IT Ministry. (UNI)


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