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    2G: Anil Ambani to appear before PAC today

    New Delhi: Business tycoon Anil Ambani is expected to appear before the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday in connection with the probe into 2G spectrum scam.

    The CBI chargesheet in the 2G case has criticised the Anil Dhirubai Ambani Group (ADAG) for conspiring to cheat the exchequer of thousands of crores along with A Raja and others.

    Swan Telecom promoter Vinod Goenka and Unitech's managing director Sanjay Chandra will also be questioned by the panel on Tuesday.

    With this Ambani becomes the second corporate after Ratan Tata to face the panel.

    PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi said Tata was candid, but corportate lobbyist Nira Radia was evasive while replying to questions on Monday.

    PAC has also asked Etisalat DB Telecom CEO Atul Jhamb, S-Tel CEO Shamik Das and Unitech Wireless managing director Sigve Brekke to appear before it on Tuesday.

    Some of India's leading industrialists will appear next week before PAC, which is examining the national auditor's report on losses to the exchequer on account of the alleged 2G spectrum scam.

    Earlier, the CBI in its chargesheet had named three of the top names of the ADAG for abatement of cheating, criminal conspiracy, bribing government servants and forgery. Also, Reliance Telecom Limited itself has been named in the chargesheet for similar offences.

    CBI chargesheet said that Gautam Doshi, group managing director, Reliance ADA group; Surendra Pipara, senior vice president of ADAG and Reliance Telecom and Hari Nair, senior VP ADAG, floated Swan Telecom as a front company of Reliance for getting 2G license.

    CBI alleged that the trio formed Swan out of funds arranged from Reliance Telecom with the common intention to cheat.

    They violated UASL guidelines that a company which was already operating as a telecom service provider in a circle could not through any subsidiary get another license.

    Reliance had so far contented that they had only 10 per cent stake in Swan but CBI investigations has busted that claim.