The Enforcement Directorate will issue fresh summonses to DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar, who appeared before the agency on Wednesday to seek another date, instead of May 13, for being questioned in the probe in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The Directorate will tentatively fix May 20 for questioning, sources said. The 43-year-old daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and Mr. Sharad Kumar met the ED officials earlier in the day to explain their inability to appear on May 13, as they were due to appear before Income Tax authorities in Chennai on Thursday.

They appeared before the ED officials after obtaining the permission of the special CBI court trying the 2G spectrum case here. The court allowed them to skip the proceedings for two hours. They spent about an hour at the ED office, which agreed to defer the date. — PTI

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