2G Scam: Charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi by ED

kanimozhiA special court on Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja and Kanimozhi, DMK MP and daughter of K. Karunanidhi and others in money laundering related to the 2G spectrum allocation case, and the trail is set to begin on November 11.

Enforcement Directorate (ED), in its charge sheet, stated that the accused were involved in the Rs. 200-crore not bonafide money transaction which it alleged was a “bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group by Raja.

The ED also said that the transactions over transfer of Rs. 200 crore from DB group company to DMK-run Kalaignar TV through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd were not “genuine business transaction”.

The defence counsel for Raja and Kanimozhi had argued that documents filed were not connected with Rs. 200-crore transaction from DB group to Kalaignar TV.

Others accused in the case include Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka who maintained that there was no evidence to connect them with the crime.

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