ED backs Joint Director probing 2G, Aircel-Maxis deal cases

Enforcement Directorate (ED)

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday came out in support of its Joint Director Rajeshwar Singh, saying the call received from Dubai in 2016, for which an intelligence agency report was generated, was related to an ongoing investigation.

“To put the record straight, Singh received a call in 2016 from a person based out of Dubai who gave an important information regarding a case being investigated by the ED,” the financial probe agency said in a statement.

Defending its official, the ED said: “Singh, being a responsible officer with outstanding career records, passed on this information to the Directorate.”

The agency also said that it was important to note that he received “only one call and that too an incoming call from this person in Dubai”.

The ED’s statement came after the Centre earlier in the day submitted a “secret report” against Singh in the Supreme Court, who was investigating the 2G Spectrum scam and Aircel-Maxis cases.

During the hearing of the case, the Supreme Court allowed the government to investigate the disproportionate assets allegations against Singh after diluting the blanket protection from inquiry.

The apex court’s decision came in the wake of a petition filed by Rajneesh Kapur seeking investigation against Singh for allegedly amassing assets which are unknown to his known sources of income.

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