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Karunanidhi to meet Kanimozhi tomorrow

New Delhi , Mon, 20 Jun 2011 ANI

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Chief Karunanidhi is expected to meet his daughter Kanimozhi, who is presently lodged at the Tihar jail here in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, on Tuesday.


This will be the second time that Karunanidhi will meet his daughter Kanimozhi, as he had met her at the Tihar jail earlier on May 23.


The DMK chief has so far been defending his daughter, saying that she is completely innocent and the truth will come out soon.


The Supreme Court earlier in the day rejected Kanimozhi's bail plea and directed her to go back to the special court to apply for bail in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.


The apex court had reserved its order on the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar in this case earlier in the day. bench of Justices G S Singhvi and B S Chauhan reserved the verdict after hearing arguments for the accused and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for one-and-a-half hour.


During the arguments, Kanimozhi's counsel submitted that she will abide by any condition that may be imposed by the court while granting bail to her. The counsel also said that she should not be deprived of her son's company.


The CBI, which has accused the DMK lawmaker of accepting a 214-crore kickback from the 2G scam, had opposed her bail plea in the apex court on June 17.


The investigating agency had filed an 80-page affidavit in the apex court in this regard.


She was arrested on May 20 after a special Delhi court dismissed her bail plea. he CBI had claimed that Kanimozhi lobbied for Raja to become a Union Cabinet minister. The CBI also argued that Asif Balwa, who is the director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd was the front man in the entire scam.


The agency presented before the court, details of the Rs 200 crore transactions by the Kalaignar TV.


The CBI said that a total number of 16 bank accounts were used in the transactions. The money first came from DB Realty to Kusegaon. It then went to Cineyug Film Company from where it was routed to Kalaignar TV.


Kanimozhi has been charged under Sections 7 and 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The chargesheet said the investigation into the case disclosed that money had travelled from DB Realty to Kalaignar TV.


The supplementary chargesheet filed by the investigating agency has also named as co-accused Sharad Kumar, Karim Morani of Cineyug Films, and Asif Balwa and Rajiv B Agarwal of Kusegaon Realty. (ANI)


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