New Delhi (NDTV) - The second chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam will be filed on Monday by the Central Bureau of Investigation court that's been set up exclusively for the trial of India's largest-ever scam.
The chargesheet is likely to deliver another crushing blow to the DMK whose A Raja has already been sent to jail for conceiving and executing the scam when he was Telecom Minister. This time around, the First Family of the DMK will receive the blow. Sources in the CBI say that M Karunanidhi's daughter, Kanimozhi,
and his wife, Dayaluammal, will both be accused of benefiting from the scam.
Mr. Karunanidhi heads the DMK and is hoping to be re-elected as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister next month (the state voted earlier this month, results will be declared on May 13).
In 2008, Mr. Raja allocated spectrum and mobile network licences at throwaway prices to companies that allegedly paid him huge kickbacks in return.
The CBI says it has evidence that a Rs. 214-crore bribe from Swan Telecom was routed through a maze of companies associated with Swan's promoter, Shahid Balwa, before it was finally deposited with Kalaignar TV in Chennai. Kanimozhi and Dayaluammal own 80% of the TV channel. The rest is owned by Managing Director Sharad Kumar, who is also expected to figure in the chargesheet.
All three were interrogated by the CBI recently about the Swan bribe. They described the Swan payment as an offer for equity that was returned when the deal unravelled.