NEW DELHI: The Justice Shivraj Patil one-man committee (OMC) report has placed numerous top secret documents in the public domain that qualify it to be the WikiLeaks of 2G.
While the OMC report was presented on January 31, it is its 102 annexures running into 1,309 pages posted online last week that are likely to turn explosive in the hands of the PIL litigants in Supreme Court, CBI investigating officers and Parliamentary Committees like the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the imminent Joint Parliamentary Committee ( JPC).
Communications and IT minister Kapil Sibal had instituted the OMC to expand the 2G scam probe to beyond ex-telecom minister A Raja's regime. The terms of reference of the OMC included an examination of procedures followed by the DoT in issuance of licenses and allocation of spectrum since the NDA's 2001 regime.
Patil has placed damaging, never seen before annexures documenting serious illegalities and procedural violations during Raja's tenure. These include suppressing of evidence, especially relating to Trai's top secret letters which expose the governments claim that it merely followed the regulator's recommendations.
The Shivraj Patil comitte report and annexures are at this DOT link.