Thirtyone firms have come under the scrutiny of the Enforcement Directorate which told the Supreme Court today that multicrore foreign transactions relating to the 2G spectrum scam have been traced to at least six countries.
The agency placed its latest status report of its investigation in the scam in a sealed envelop before a bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and A K Gangulyin which it has mentioned that it is seeking the help of foreign authorities in tracking the source of money.
Senior Advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for ED, said that that Letters Rogatory have been sent to Singapore, Cyprus, Jersey and Virgin Islands in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. Similar communications were being sent to two more countries.
He said that 31 companies have so far been summoned and statements of 26 companies have been recorded.
He said that some hawala operators were also involved in the scam and their premises were raided and they were questioned by the ED.