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2G scam: CBI likely to question Kanimozhi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 10, 2011 Published on March 10, 2011

The DMK Rajya Sabha MP, Ms Kanimozhi, coming out of Parliament house in New Delhi. (file photo)   -  The Hindu

The Central Bureau of Investigation is expected to call the DMK MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr M. Karunanidhi’s daughter Ms Kanimozhi for questioning in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

Agency sources said the questioning may take place before the CBI files the chargesheet in the case on March 31.

Ms Kanimozhi holds 20 per cent stake in Kalaignar TV, where a company linked to one of the accused in the scam Mr Shahid Balwa, had invested.

She was in the news over conversations with corporate lobbyist Ms Niira Radia as revealed by the leaked telephone calls tapped by the Income-Tax Department.

Meanwhile, the CBI Director, Mr A.P. Singh, met the Public Accounts Committee Chairman, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, today in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Mr Singh had appeared before the PAC last month and told the members it was wrong to say that there was “zero loss” to the national exchequer as a result of the 2G spectrum allocation.

The probe agency had assured the Supreme Court that it will file the first chargesheet about its investigation into the scam that took place during the regime of Mr A. Raja by March 31, 2011.

Published on March 10, 2011
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