Swamy seeks sanction to prosecute Karunanidhi

Chennai, Feb 7 (ANI): Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Monday submitted a petition to Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala seeking sanction to prosecute Chief Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.

Karunanidhi had on Sunday said that he has sent a legal notice to Swamy, demanding an immediate retraction of a statement in which he linked the former with the 2G scam, the latter said that if such a notice were to be received by him, the appropriate place for it would be the dustbin.

Swamy, however, said last evening that he is yet to receive the legal notice.If I will receive any legal notice from Karunanidhi, I will throw that (legal notice) in dust bin," Swamy said.

"It seems that Mr. Karunanidhi does not have any sense of law. If he (Karuna) sends any legal notice over my statement in court, it will be wastage of paper, money and time," he added.

Karunanidhi's notice, reportedly issued through his counsel P R Raman, came a day after Swamy's plea in a Delhi court for continuance of his private complaint in the 2G case, seeking to claim that it covered a wider canvas of 'involvement' of the DMK patriarch.

Swamy said that he intends to file an application seeking to impale Karunanidhi in the case, as there was sufficient evidence to that effect.

Despite Swamy's denial, the notice, which was issued to Swamy's Chennai residential and official address, was released to the media by the DMK secretariat.

The legal notice claimed that the statement by Swamy was made 'recklessly' with the intention of causing 'serious injury' to Karunanidhi's image and reputation. (ANI)

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