I am not an easy target: Kanimozhi
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 21:56
  
New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi, set to appear before a CBI court tomorrow in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, on Thursday said nobody should think she is an "easy target" and asserted that she will fight the case legally.

"I don't believe in speculation. Lets wait and see what happens tomorrow and the court has to decide. I cannot tell you what court should decide or what the court would decide," she told television channels when asked about speculation that she might be arrested.

43-year-old Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, said, "If people think I'm an easy target, they are highly mistaken".

Kanimozhi, who has been named in the second charge sheet filed by the CBI in the 2G case, said "It is a very, very serious charge and that I am very clear and I am very sure that we will come out of it and I will come out of it clean".

She was replying to a question on CBI naming her as a co-conspirator in the case.

Asked whether she was prepared for the eventuality of her arrest, she said "if that is what the legal system wants, if that is what the CBI wants then we have to wait and see. We have to fight it whatever it is. We have to fight it legally".

"So we have to stand up and fight in the court. But lets wait and see", the Rajya Sabha MP said.

"We have to face everything legally. We cannot run away from things. We have to respect the court. We have to face it.

We cannot keep running away", Kanimozhi said when asked whether appearance before the court worries her as other chargesheeted persons in the case were in jail.

She has also been asked by the Enforcement Directorate to appear before it in connection with the 2G case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Observing that she believed in the legal system of the country and that she will abide by it, she said "whatever the court decides, I will accept... I have complete faith in the Indian judicial system and there will be justice one day".

In its supplementary charge sheet filed in a special court on April 25, the CBI has accused Kanimozhi of entering into a criminal conspiracy with former telecom minister A Raja for allegedly accepting illegal gratification through Kalaignar TV -- a channel run by the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu, in which Rs.200 crore related to the 2G scam was said to have been routed.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 21:56


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