Delay in recording the statement of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, a CBI witness in the 2G spectrum allocation case, might prolong the ongoing trial, a Delhi court observed on Monday, and directed the probe agency to expedite the matter.

Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini, who last month had appointed Chennai’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) as commissioner to record the 84-year-old Ammal’s testimony, said that despite lapse of over a month, the statement has not been recorded till date.

The judge, who is holding the trial in the 2G case on a day-to-day basis, directed the CBI to take up the matter with the CMM, Chennai, so that her statement is recorded at the earliest.

The court said, adding that copy of the order be sent “immediately” to the CMM, Chennai. – PTI