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ED summons Kanimozhi in 2G spectrum case

The DMK MP has been summoned later this week in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the spectrum deal.

Published: 22nd April 2012 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:41 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned DMK MP Kanimozhi later this week in connection with its probe into alleged financial irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

The 43-year-old daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has been asked by the agency to either come herself or send an authorised representative for submission of financial documents and recording of statement on April 26, ED sources said.

Kanimozhi was last year released on bail in the 2G case and the agency is set to begin prosecution action.

Kanimozhi and others have been charged by the CBI in connection with the channelling of Rs 200 crore to DMK family-run Kalaignar TV through a circuitous route.

The ED had summoned her for questioning about the transfer of the Rs 200 crore to the TV channel, in which she and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar hold 20 per cent stake each.

Some other transactions are also under the scanner of the ED in the 2G scam. The ED, according to the sources, had earlier scrutinised documents related to the DMK MP's income, properties and personal investments and plans to take the probe forward, they said.

The ED had earlier initiated attachment proceedings under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against other individuals and certain telecom firms involved in the case.

Besides the cases of Kanimozhi and Kumar, similar probe is underway under the provisions of the anti-money laundering Act against Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa's cousin Asif Balwa, Director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Rajeev Agarwal and Karim Murani of Cineyug Films (Pvt) Ltd.



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