Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, in her statement to the CBI, said she was not aware of the source of Rs. 200 crore paid to Kalaignar TV Pvt. Ltd. from December 2008 onwards.

“I state that I am not aware about the same as I am neither managing nor involving myself in the day-to-day affairs of the company. I am also not aware about any such funds and as to who arranged that,” the 60 per cent stakeholder told the CBI.

Ms. Ammal said the source of her funds for Kalaignar TV from which the share capital of Rs.6 crore was raised was “arranged out of the proceeds of around Rs.100 crore which I got when I sold my share in Sun TV Pvt. Ltd. to Kalanidhi Maran in 2005-06.”

She also handed over to the CBI a certified copy of the Kalaignar TV Board resolution dated July 27, 2007, when she was appointed director. “I expressed my reservations about the said appointment as I did not understand any language except Tamil,” she said in her statement.

In the Board resolution, Ms. Ammal reportedly said that “in view of her old age and deteriorating health she cannot be expected to give any attention to the company's affairs.”

The statement, which was made under Section 161 of the Cr.PC to a Chennai-based CBI officer, will not be admissible in court as evidence.

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