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Press Trust Of India
Chennai, July 27, 2013
A four-member AIIMS team constituted on the directions of Supreme Court today examined DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal here to ascertain whether she was medically fit to depose before the special CBI court in Delhi as a witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.
   
The team of doctors from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi examined the 82-year old Ammal for about two hours at her Gopalapuram residence here, police said.
   
Hearing a plea by Ammal's daughter Selvi seeking a direction to exempt her mother from appearing before the trial court as prosecution witness on medical ground, the Supreme Court on July 10 directed the AIIMS Director to constitute a medical board to examine her to assess her condition.
   
Selvi had contended that Dayalu had been diagnosed with cognitive and behavioural abnormalities in June 2012 and that she was progressively and gradually losing recognition of even her near and dear ones.
   
Earlier, the special CBI court had on May 31 dismissed Ammal's exemption plea, saying she is an "important witness" as she was a director in Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd in which an alleged bribe amount of Rs. 200 crore was received.
   
Karunanidhi's daugther and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi is one of the accused in the case.