Completed prelim enquiry into Rs 1000-crore BSNL case: CBI to HC

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CBI has told the Delhi High Court that it has completed its preliminary enquiry into allegations against Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, BSNL.

Some of its officials allegedly caused a loss of about 1,000 crore rupees to the exchequer by releasing unauthorised payment to a subsidiary of a Chinese firm by fabricating documents.

The probe agency told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar that the investigating officer was yet to submit the findings to the superiors and sought more time to file a report regarding its enquiry.

The court gave six weeks to the CBI to file a status report and listed the matter for further hearing on 22nd of October.

The court was hearing a plea by NGO Telecom Watchdog, which has claimed that it was a huge case of corruption involving about 1,000 crore rupees.

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