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Kanimozhi had no role in Rs. 200-cr deal: 2G witness

PTI  New Delhi, May 03, 2013
First Published: 19:59 IST(3/5/2013) | Last Updated: 03:18 IST(4/5/2013)

A prosecution witness on Friday told a Delhi court that DMK MP Kanimozhi, who is facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, had “no role at all” in the Rs. 200 crore transactions between Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films PVT Limited.

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The statement assumes significance as it contradicts the CBI theory, according to which Kanimozhi was taking interest in the day-to-day affairs of the TV channel in which she had 20 shares.

Deposing as a prosecution witness, G Rajendran, general manager (Finance) of Kalaignar TV, said the DMK MP had no role in the investment matters between Kalaignar TV and Cineyug, whose director Karim Morani is also facing trial in the case.

“It is correct that in all the investment matters from Cineyug to Kalaignar TV and vice versa, Kanimozhi had no role at all,” he told Special CBI Judge OP Saini during his cross examination by senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, who appeared for the DMK MP.

Rajendran, whose recording of statement concluded on Friday, also said Kalaignar TV had applied for the requisite licence from the I&B ministry more than a month after Kanimozhi’s quit as director of the channel on June 20, 2007.

The agency had chargesheeted Kanimozhi alleging that R200 crore “illegal gratification” was routed from Dynamix Realty to Kalaignar TV through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films.


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