NEW DELHI Dec 21 India's federal police filed
charges against Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Group
Plc's India unit on Friday as part of a probe into
alleged corruption in allocation of mobile phone airwaves a
decade ago, a lawyer said.
The charges include criminal conspiracy, A.K. Singh, a
lawyer for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), told
reporters. He said no executives of the companies were charged.
The CBI had last year registered cases against the
companies, two former telecoms ministry officials and others,
over alleged irregularities in airwave grants during the
previous government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),
which is now in opposition.