Kanimozhi chargesheet: Fuming DMK mulls options
The CBI’s move to name Kanimozhi in its second chargesheet in the 2G scam has left the DMK fuming.
Chennai: The CBI’s move to name M Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi in its second chargesheet in the 2G scam has left the Dravidian party fuming.
Although the CBI left out Karunanidhi`s wife Dayalu Ammal from the supplementary chargesheet, the naming of Kanimozhi has not gone down well with the DMK whose ministers in the UPA were already mulling to quit the Union Cabinet ahead of the filing of the chargesheet.
The party’s executive committee is due to meet on Wednesday to decide on its "future course of action".
The DMK had earlier issued a statement, saying Kanimozhi`s questioning by the CBI, and that of Mr Karunanidhi`s wife, Dayalu Ammal, had been made a "publicity exercise of gargantuan proportions". The statement described the CBI’s supplementary chargesheet as more publicised.
The CBI had yesterday named five more people, including Kanimozhi, as co-accused in the case involving the award of second generation (2G) phone spectrum.
The supplementary chargesheet also named as co-accused Sharad Kumar of Kalaignar TV, Karim Morani of Cineyug Films, and Asif Balwa and Rajiv B Agarwal of Kusegaon Realty.
The probe agency had first named as accused former communications minister A Raja, his personal aide RK Chandolia, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa.
Later, five more corporate executives were added to the list as co-accused -- Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom, Sanjay Chandra of Unitech and three officials of Anil Ambani Group: Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara.
The case involves award of telecom spectrum to private players, which the investigative agency says was done in a fraudulent manner, causing losses worth billions of rupees to the exchequer.