The 2G spectrum case was an alleged scam that the politicians and private officials under the United Progressive Alliance coalition government in India were accused of committing. The Union Government of that time was accused of undercharging mobile telephone companies for frequency allocation licenses, which they used to create 2G spectrum subscriptions for cell phones. The court declared the allotment of spectrum "unconstitutional and arbitrary", cancelling the licenses issued in under A. According to some analysts,  many corruption scandals including the 2G spectrum case, the coal mining scam , Adarsh Housing Society scam and the Commonwealth Games scam were major factors behind the Indian National Congress -led UPA government's defeat in the Lok Sabha election.
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Not because pay-offs did or did not exist. Almost all defence deals of this kind involve pay-offs at different levels -- as anyone who is not a babe in the wood knows. But it is hard to get conclusive facts, and there is no evidence available of bribes in the case of Rafale.
Nineteen Indian nationals, most of them junior government officials, were formally charged with espionage today, marking the end of a five-month investigation into a spying case that reached into the Prime Minister's office. As they were accused in a New Delhi court, a press report said that six foreign diplomats, two each from France, Poland and East Germany, had been identified as the buyers of military and commercial secrets from them. The Press Trust of India named three of the diplomats and said they had been expelled immediately after the discovery of the spy ring. Police officials said that besides the Prime Minister's office, the spying ring had penetrated at least three other sensitive ministries. Two of the diplomats named by the Press Trust were Col. Alain Bolley, the former French deputy defense attache, and Jan Haberka, a former Polish commercial attache, who official sources said in January were involved in the ring. The third was Otto Wicker of East Germany, whose name does not appear in a list of diplomats published by the Indian Government. Indian newspaper reports in January also spoke of Soviet involvement in the scandal, but there was apparently no mention of this in today's charge sheet. The 19 have been charged with spying, conspiracy, wrongful communication and other violations of the Official Secrets Act. The hearing before a local magistrate was held in camera; the news agencies apparently received their information from court sources.