ED issues fresh summons to Karunanidhi’s wife in 2G case

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s wife has been given an option to present her case through an authorised legal representative

March 20, 2014 05:18 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:13 pm IST - New Delhi

A file photo of DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal. She has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Photo: Special Arrangement

A file photo of DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal. She has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Photo: Special Arrangement

The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons to DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal in connection with its money laundering probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Dayalu Ammal, 84, has been given an option to present her case through an authorised legal representative, in case she cannot come herself and answer questions of agency sleuths on March 28, 2014 in New Delhi, sources said.

The agency, they said, wants to investigate the role of Dayalu Ammal with regard to alleged channelling of Rs. 200 crore to the Kalaignar TV, run by Mr. Karunanidhi’s family, through a circuitous route in which her daughter Kanimozhi and MD of the TV group Sharad Kumar are also accused.

The DMK chief’s wife has, however, denied any wrongdoing in this case.

A charge sheet in this case, under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), is pending at present.

The agency has already questioned Ms. Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A. Raja in this regard.

Both the DMK leaders and others have been questioned by ED about the alleged transfer of Rs. 200 crore to the TV channel, in which Ms. Kanimozhi and Mr. Kumar each hold 20 per cent stake.

The ED had earlier also scrutinised documents related to both Mr. Raja’s and Ms. Kanimozhi’s incomes, properties and personal investments.

It had also initiated attachment proceedings under PMLA against other individuals and certain telecom firms involved in the case.

Besides the cases of Mr. Raja and Ms. Kanimozhi, a similar probe is underway under the provisions of the anti-money laundering Act against Asif Balwa, Director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables, Rajeev Agarwal and Karim Morani of Cineyug Films.

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