Earlier, Ministry of Home Affairs had also denied security clearance to applications by Parsian Bank and two other Iranian banks fearing threat of money laundering and terror financing in banking transactions
According to officials, they failed in tracing the route because of the weather conditions between June-August and said the route will always remain a 'mystery'
Subbarao has been called to appear before the Parliamentary Committee as witness. He was Finance Secretary when licences for the 2G spectrum were allocated
New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao, who was the Finance Secretary when 2G licences were allocated, will appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) examining the issue as a witness on 18th September, reports PTI.
He was the Finance Secretary between April 2007 and September 2008. The controversial 2G radio wave licences were allocated in January 2008.
Sources said the meeting of the committee slated for 14th September, in which former Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar was to appear, has been rescheduled. A fresh date will be decided to call Chandrasekhar, who was the top bureaucrat between June 2007 and June 2011.
The JPC meeting on 18th September is taking place after a gap of nearly a month. Bharatiya Janata Party (BPP) members had stormed out of the proceedings on 22nd August insisting on calling Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram as witnesses before the panel.
Sources said besides the former Cabinet Secretary, the other "essential witnesses" the committee seeks to examine before drafting the report are the Telecom and Finance Secretaries, former Law Secretary, the present incumbent and the Attorney General.
It is not yet clear whether the six BJP members on the panel will attend the next meeting.
Amid growing bitterness between ruling and opposition sides in the 30-member JPC, five out of the six BJP members present at the meeting had walked out, claiming that Congress members had used foul language when they pressed for calling Singh and Chidambaram. Congress had refuted the allegation.