New Delhi, Apr 25: In its second chargesheet in the 2G case filed today, the CBI has named Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi as an accused and his wife Dayalu Ammal as a witness.
The CBI has arrayed a total of 29 witnesses - from witness number 126 to 154 - in its supplementary chargesheet in the 2G scam case, pegging Dayalu Ammal, as witness number 143.
The names of first 125 witnesses in the 2G case include those of Solicitor General Goolam E Vahanvati and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, besides several top government officials and corporate executives figure in the CBI's first charge sheet filed on April 2.
The CBI has also arrayed several officials of Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, in which Konimozhi is reported to have 20 percent stake.
The Kalaignar TV officials, listed as witnesses in the case include General Manager (Finance) G Rajendran and Director P Amirtham.
Dayalu Ammal is said to have 60 percent stake in the media house, while its Managing Director Sharad Kumar, who has been charge-sheeted in the case, acquired 20 per cent stake. The CBI had earlier told the court that Rs 200 crore connected with the 2G spectrum scam had been moved from a partnership firm of Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd.
The agency which in the first charge sheet had said the money travelled through a “circuitous route” through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, a DB group company and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd, has maintained the position in the second charge sheet.
“Investigations have revealed that in furtherance of the conspiracy, Dynamix Realty, a partnership firm of DB Realty Ltd and other DB group companies, paid Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd during December 2008 to August 2009, following a circuitous route through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd (DB group holds 49 per cent equity in it),” CBI had told the court.
To trace this “circuitous route” that the scam-tainted money had reached the Kalaignar TV from Dynamix Realty, the CBI has also listed several officials of these firms, besides those of various banks. PTI