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2G scam case: Delhi court grants bail to A Raja, Kanimozhi, 7 others

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 2:45pm IST | Agency: PTI

Delhi court, on Wednesday, granted bail to former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others in 2G scam-related money laundering case. 

Earlier today, M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal was also granted bail who was also chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a same case.

On August 6, the court had deferred for today its order on the bail pleas of former Telecom Minister Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others who were chargesheeted by the ED in this case.

ED had chargesheeted 19 accused - 10 individuals and nine firms - in the case saying that the transaction of Rs 200 crore, which was allegedly paid to DMK-run Kalaignar TV, was "not genuine" and it was a "bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group companies".

Ammal was holding 60% stake in Kalaignar TV while Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar were holding 20% stake each, the agency had said.

The agency had also claimed that its probe into the case emanates from 2G spectrum allocation scam and the accused had allegedly conspired and committed offences under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). 

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, ED had named Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Ammal and P Amirtham as accused in the case.

The ED has also named Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd, Kusegaon Realty Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd), Cineyug Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd), Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, Dynamix Realty, Eversmile Construction Company Pvt Ltd, Conwood Constructions and Developers (P) Ltd, DB Realty Ltd and Nihar Constructions Pvt Ltd as accused in the case.




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