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Enforcement Directorate in Delhi High Court against acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi in 2G 'scam'

The appeal was filed before the high court under Section 47 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act through Rajeev Awasthi, Special Public Prosecutor of the ED

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Enforcement Directorate in Delhi High Court against acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi in 2G 'scam'
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved the Delhi High Court on Monday, challenging a city court order acquitting former telecom minister A Raja, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi and others in a money laundering case arising out of the 2G scam.

The appeal was filed before the high court under Section 47 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act through Rajeev Awasthi, Special Public Prosecutor of the ED.

The city court on December 21 last year acquitted Raja, Kanimozhi and 17 others, including DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka of STPL, Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, film producer Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Sharad Kumar, Director of Kalaignar TV. The city court had also acquitted Raja, Kanimozhi and 15 others, including former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja's erstwhile private secretary RK Chandolia in the CBI case in the 2G scam.

Special judge OP Saini had pulled up ED and CBI for putting "no question" to any witness on the allegation that a transaction of Rs200 crore was one of illegal gratification linked to A Raja.

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