2G scam: ED to brief JPC on June 8

New Delhi: A team of Enforcement Directorate officials led by its Director Arun Mathur will brief the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G scam on June 8.

Mathur, along with other senior officials of the Directorate, will brief the JPC about the entire probe that it conducted under the provisions of foreign exchange and anti- money laundering laws in the spectrum allocation scam which included obtaining the share holding patters of various telecom firms from foreign shores like Mauritius and UK.

The presentation by the ED, a day after CBI Director A P Singh does the same, will also include the Directorate`s penal action with regard to FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) regulations and subsequent attachment of properties under the "proceeds of crime" in the scam.

According to sources, the team has also prepared details about the statements recorded by them in the case, including that of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.

The ED has slapped various charges of FEMA violations to the tune of over Rs 4,300 crore against top telecom firms involved in the 2G spectrum scam including Swan, Loop and S-Tel.

Earlier today the Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai briefed the JPC and it came in for some tough questioning on its presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer in 2G spectrum allocation.