Chennai: The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Monday commenced the process of recording the statement of Dayalu Ammal, wife of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, in the 2G Spectrum case.
CMM Gopalan has been appointed as Commissioner by the Special Court in the multi-crore scam to record the statement by 85-year-old Dayalu Ammal, who is named as one of the prosecution witness in the case.
Gopalan arrived at Dayalu Ammal`s residence at about 9.40 AM, where police have posted a tight security cover.
Dayalu Ammal`s daughter Kanimozhi, Rajya Sabha MP, Sharad Kumar, Managing Director of Kalaignar TV, who are also among the accused in the case involving former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A Raja were present.
The Supreme Court on September 22 had exempted personal appearance by Dayalu Ammal before the trial court, but directed the she be examined at her residence.
Kanimozhi had filed a plea before the Apex Court seeking exemption from personal appearance of her mother on medical grounds, which the court had allowed.
CBI officials last week served sumons to Dayalu Ammal informing that her statement would be recorded today.
All the 17 accused in the 2G case have been summoned to appear during Dayalu Ammal`s deposition today, but CBI sources say some have been exempted.
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, relative of Karunanidhi, visited Dayalu Ammal`s house.