Former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others have been chargesheeted in a special court by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case relating to the 2G spectrum scam.
The chargesheet has also named Swan Telecom (STPL) promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka as accused in the case in which it alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by STPL promoters to DMK-run Kalaignar TV.
Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables, Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal, bollywood producer Karim Morani and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar have also been named as accused in the case. For now, CBI Judge O P Saini has fixed the chargesheet for consideration on cognizance for April 30, after considering the agency's argument that it had investigated flow of funds and had found that money laundering was carried out by the accused.
ED has claimed to have found evidence with regard to the channelling of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV through a circuitous route.
Dayalu Ammal was holding 60% stake in Kalaignar TV while Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar each were holding 20% stake.