"I don't remember," was all Ambani said to most Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questions in the case where three of his Reliance Telecom employees have been charged over payments to Swan Telecom.
Ambani appeared as a CBI witness in the scam case after the Supreme Court did not rule on a plea asking for a deferment of the deposition.
Ambani's Reliance Telecom had made an oral plea before an apex court bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi to get an interim order for exempting him from appearing in the case.
The court however said the plea will be considered only after it decides the petitions recalling two of its earlier orders barring High Court from hearing 2G cases.
A plea for deferring Ambani's deposition, effectively dragging the trial, was earlier dismissed on grounds that the judge ruled that there would be no prejudice against him as a witness.
In perhaps the biggest scam in independent India, allegedly masterminded by former telecom minister A Raja, spectrum was given away at throwaway prices in 2008 causing a potential revenue loss of up to Rs 1.76 lakh crore.
While Raja, a number of government and private sector officials and firms face trial, a landmark judgement by the Supreme Court last year had quashed 122 licenses issued under the sale.
--IBNS (Posted on 22-08-2013)