Saturday, 25 April 2015

Kalaignar TV directors’ records on ROC being investigated: CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing the records of the Registrar of Companies (ROC) on directors of Kalaignar TV to know whether these records were tampered or not. The Kalaignar TV allegedly received Rs 200 crore for A. Raja, then Telecom Minister to allot 2G licence.
Recently at the begning of this week, CBI submitted a plea to Supreme Court (SC) for registration of fresh FIR against some of the 2G accused on the basis of fresh material that it had come across during investigations into the scam. The hearing is slated on April 30.
Among those facing prosecution in the 2G case are DMK leader Kanimozhi and the then Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar.
It was alleged that Kalaignar TV had been paid Rs 200 Cr in the form of unsecured loan by promoters of Swan Telecom (STPL) using their group entity Dynamix Realty, through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables and Cineyug Films. The illegal gratification was allegedly for and on behalf of the then Telecom Minister, A. Raja, and his associates in lieu of illegal favours extended to STPL for grant of the UAS licence.
DMK leader M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal held 60 per cent stake in Kalaignar TV, while his daughter Ms. Kanimozhi and Mr. Kumar each held 20 per cent stake. While recording her statement in a Delhi special court last May, Ms. Kanimozhi said she had nothing to do with the management and operations of Kalaignar TV when it received Rs.200 crore.
Hence CBI is probing the records to find out whether the records had been tampered without proper authorisation or not.


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