Taking cognisance of the Enforcement Directorate's complaint on money-laundering in the 2G scam, a Delhi court has summoned former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi and others involved in the case.
The ED had filed a chargesheet pertaining to a money laundering case related to the 2G scam recently. The court has also summoned 17 other members involved in the scam. Recently the court had also summoned DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal as an accused in the case.
In an earlier news report, the Enforcement Directorate had named DMK leaders A Raja and Kanimozhi in the 2G scam charge sheet. The chargesheet had been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
DMK chief Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal was also been charged along with Sharad Kumar of Kalaignar TV, Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Swan Telecom and others.
Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja's erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra, three top executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (RADAG) -- Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair -- are facing trial in the case.
Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV Director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also accused in the case.
Besides the 14 accused, telecom firms Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), Reliance Telecom Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Ltd are also facing trial in the case. They have been arrayed as accused in the first two CBI charge sheets filed on April 2 and 25, 2011 respectively.