Friday, 23 August 2013

No Role - Tina Ambani

Tina Ambani, wife of Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani, told the CBI court on Friday that she had no role in running any of the Reliance ADA group companies, distancing herself from the multi-billion dollar 2G spectrum scam.

Statements of the former film star mirrored most of what her husband had said a day earlier while testifying in the same court. Like the billionaire industrialist, Tina Ambani also denied any knowledge about six companies under investigation by the CBI as part of one of India's most tracked financial scandals involving alleged irregularities in the grant of spectrum and licence in 2008.

However, CBI special court judge OP Saini felt her answers were more forthright, prompting him to remark: "You are better than Ambani sahib."

The CBI had been hoping to use the couple's statements to nail group company Reliance Telecom and three of its executives for their roles in flouting rules while applying for telecom licences in 2007. The CBI's stance was that since both held responsible positions in the group, they would have been aware of the actions of RTL and its executives.

"I am a housewife, run a hospital and do a lot of social work," Ambani said at the start of her 90-minute examination. "I have never been associated with any company of this group."

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