The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and four others named as accused in the supplementary chargesheet filed by the CBI in the 2G scam. All the accused have been summoned under the prevention of money laundering act (PMLA).
After seeking clarification from all the accused, the ED will initiate property attachment proceedings against them.
But before that these accused have to appear before the special court for the 2G case on May 6 in connection with the CBI chargesheet filed against them.
If the special court denies them bail and they are sent to judicial custody, the ED will have to seek permission from the court to examine them.
The CBI filed a supplementary chargesheet against Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar, Kalaignar TV MD, Asif Balwa and Rajeev Agarwal - directors in the Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Private Limted and Karim Morani of Cineyug Films on April 25.
The ED while issuing summons to all the five accused asked them to furnish details about their income and assets.
The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry and started probe into the alleged bribe offer made by a journalist to an ED official allegedly on behalf of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.
The journalist Upendra Rai and Radia have denied the allegation. The ED had made a complaint in this regard to the CBI with a request to investigate the matter in November last year.
The complaint alleged that Rai met Rajeshwar Singh, assistant director with the ED and investigating officer in the 2G scam, and then offered him a bribe of Rs 2 crore.