Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi's daughter and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi attended the board meeting of Kalaignar TV in which MD Sharad Kumar was authorised to receive kickbacks Rs 200 crore from Cineyug Films in 2009.
The TV channel’s general manager (Finance) G Rajendran told CBI — probing the 2G spectrum scam — that Kanimozhi and Kumar were present as per the minutes of board meeting.
Similarly, P Amirtham, director of Kalaignar TV and a case witness, told CBI, “On being asked, I state that Kanimozhi was a founder director of Kalaignar TV ... She used to take keen interest in day-to-day affairs of the company”.
He said Kalaignar TV had taken an unsecured loan of R200 crore from Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd at a lower interest rate and the latter was "pressing hard" for refund of the loan. This happened after CBI summoned former telecom minister A Raja for questioning
No to info on I-T
Kanimozhi has refused to divulge details of her income-tax returns, arguing that they are confidential and she cannot be forced to reveal such information under the RTI Act.
Accepting Kanimozhi's stand, I-T department rejected RTI application seeking copies of her tax returns from 2006-07 to 2010-11.
(with inputs from Chennai)