The CBI has said that the DMK MP should be tried for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy for taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has alleged that DMK MP Ms Kanimozhi was an "active brain" behind the operation of Kalaignar TV and actively pursued with intermediaries and her party the reappointment of second generation (2G) scam accused A Raja as telecom minister, reports PTI.
In its 53-page charge-sheet, the CBI has alleged that during investigations, it found that in 2007, Ms Kanimozhi along with other promoters incorporated Kalaignar TV after they left Sun TV network.
"She has also been in regular touch with Mr Raja regarding the launching of Kalaignar TV and other pending works related to the TV channel," the CBI, which named her as an accused, claimed in the charge-sheet.
The DMK MP was also an initial director of the company but resigned as her clearance from the ministry of home affairs was pending and that would have resulted in delay of launch of the TV channel, the CBI alleged.
"Investigations have also revealed that the accused Ms Kanimozhi was a stakeholder of Kalaignar TV to the tune of 20% and was an active brain behind its operations. She was widely covered by the Kalaignar Seiithigal (news) channel.
"She also actively pursued with the intermediaries and DMK headquarters, the matter regarding reappointment of accused as minister of communications and information technology in 2009, which clearly establishes the strong association of accused Ms Kanimozhi and Mr Raja," the agency alleged.
The CBI has said that the DMK MP should be tried for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy for taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act.