press trust of india
New Delhi, 6 August
A key prosecution witness in a case arising out of 2G scam probe today claimed he was threatened by the CBI that he would lose his job if investigating officer writes to his employer.
The statement came during the cross examination of S Subramaniam, a former CFO of BPL Cellular Ltd, by senior advocate S V Raju, appearing for Essar Group promoter Anshuman Ruia, an accused in the case.
The court, however, disallowed the question of the defence counsel on this aspect and warned that such queries would be ruled out with a heavy cost.
“Did the CBI tell you that the investigating officer would write to your employer and you would lose your job?” Mr Raju asked Subramaniam.
“That is correct,” responded the witness.