Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja were on Saturday produced before a special court here in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. Kanimozhi’s mother and DMK leader T R Baalu were also present in the court. A special CBI court had on Friday refused to grant bail to Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar citing the ‘magnitude of the crime’.
While Kanimozhi was lodged in Jail No 6, Kumar was sent to Jail No 4, which also has Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi.
The CBI had claimed that Kanimozhi lobbied for A Raja to become a Union Cabinet minister.
The CBI also argued that Asif Balwa, who is the director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd was the front man in the entire scam.
The agency presented before the court, details of the Rs 200 crore transactions by the Kalaignar TV.
The CBI said that a total number of 16 bank accounts were used in the transactions. The money first came from DB Realty to Kusegaon. It then went to Cineyug Film Company from where it was routed to Kalaignar TV.
She has been named as co-conspirator in CBI’s second chargesheet in the scam.
Kanimozhi has been charged under Sections 7 and 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The chargesheet said the investigation into the case disclosed that money had travelled from DB Realty to Kalaignar TV.
The supplementary chargesheet filed by the investigating agency has also named as co-accused Sharad Kumar, Karim Morani of Cineyug Films, and Asif Balwa and Rajiv B Agarwal of Kusegaon Realty.