STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 5 September
The CBI today said that former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, had identified her voice in 61 intercepted telephonic conversations.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, CBI, Mr Rajesh Chahal, who is one of the investigating officers in the case, said that Radia had confirmed her voice as well as of those with whom she was having those conversations of 61 recorded calls after these were played in front of her on 12 May, 2011, at her residence.
Before the court of Special CBI Judge O P Saini, Chahal testified Radia had made small corrections in the transcripts of those recorded telephonic conversations and their prints were taken from a printer installed at her house.
"Niira Radia, after listening to the calls, had tallied the transcriptions and identified as well as confirmed her voice and the voices of other persons with whom she had the said conversations… After making small corrections in some of the transcripts by Niira Radia, the fair copies of those transcripts were printed from the printer installed at her residence," said Chahal. He further said that all the 61 transcripts were signed by Niira Radia and others who were present there at that time.
"On the direction of Mr Priyadarshi, I recorded the statements of various prosecution witnesses, including Radia and some DoT officials, as narrated by them, nothing was added or deleted by me. I submitted their statements, as and when recorded by me, to IO Priyadarshi," said Chahal.
The recording of Chahal’s statement will further continue tomorrow.