2G: Unitech group firms' docs certified by me: RoC official

An official of the Registrar of Companies (RoC) today testified in a Delhi court, trying the 2G spectrum scam case, that he had certified some documents filed on line by some alleged Unitech Group firms for changing their names as well as object clause.

Prem Lal Malik, Deputy Registrar of the RoC, told Special CBI Judge O P Saini that he had certified the documents of various firms, including Hudson Properties Ltd, Nahan Properties (P) Ltd, Adonis Projects (P) Ltd, Aska Properties Ltd, Volga Properties (P) Ltd and Azare Properties (P) Ltd.

Recording the statement as a prosecution witness, Malik said these firms had filed the documents with the RoC for various purposes including alteration of main object, changing their names and increasing their authorised share capital.

CBI, in its chargesheet, said Unitech Builders and Estates (P) Ltd, Hudson Properties Ltd, Volga Properties (P) Ltd, Adonis Projects (P) Ltd, Nahan Properties (P) Ltd, Aska Projects Ltd, Unitech Infrastructures (P) Ltd and Azare Properties Ltd later merged into Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd, accused in the case, after securing the UAS licences.

The witness, whose recording of statements remained inconclusive today, said the applications of the companies were processed and approved by the RoC.

"I have been shown Form 23. This was filed by the company (Hudson Properties Ltd) online on May 3, 2008, in regard to change in name of the company along with a certified true copy of the special resolution passed at the Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the members of the company held on May 2, 2008.... This was approved by the office of RoC on May 10, 2008. All these documents have been certified by me. My signature appears at point A...," Malik said.

The witness also said Hudson Properties Ltd had on May 5, 2008, filed a form online for changing its name from Hudson Properties Ltd to Hudson Telecom Ltd.

Similarly, others firms too filed forms to change their names from Nahan Properties (P) Ltd to Nahan Telecom (P) Ltd, Adonis Projects (P) Ltd to Adonis Telecom (P) Ltd, Aska Projects Ltd to Aska Telecom Projects Ltd, Volga Properties (P) Ltd to Volga Telecom (P) Ltd, he testified.

Malik was also shown a document of Unitech Wireless (Kolkata)(P) Ltd related to allotment of shares.

"This form has been digitally signed by Sanjay Chandra as director of the company. This is filed for intimation to the office of RoC on allotment of shares of the company to the allotees on August 26, 2009," he said.

Malik said Nahan Properties (P) Ltd had also filed an on- line form for increasing its authorised share capital.

"This was filed by the company online on October 6, 2007, to increase its authorised share capital along with a certified true copy of a special resolution passed at EGM of the members of the company held on September 20, 2007 .. This was approved by RoC on October 17, 2007. All these documents have been certified by me. My signature appears at point A," he said.

The witness identified a letter written by him to CBI on December 1, 2010, in response to the agency's previous letter seeking some documents from the office of RoC of Delhi and Haryana and said the documents were signed by him.

The documents sought by CBI included certified copies of certificate of incorporation of Azare Properties (P) Ltd issued on August 1, 2007, fresh certificate of incorporation of Azare Telecom Ltd of May 14, 2008.

Meanwhile, CBI filed some additional documents sought by former Telecom Minister A Raja, the main accused in the 2G spectrum scam case. The e-copies of the documents were supplied all 17 accused in the case.

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