Fresh summons await Kanimozhi and Co. on May 6

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New Delhi, May 4: It looks like the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is charging full steam ahead to charge DMKs Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi for her alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. The ED issued fresh summons to Kanimozhi along with 4 others over further probe into the matter. The summons has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Kanimozhi and the four others have also been issued summons to appear before the Delhi court on May 6. Whether she face's arrest is a fact troubling DMK and its supporters.

Earlier Kanimozhi was named as a co-conspirator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister"s wife Dayalu Ammal as a witness in the supplementary chargesheet filed by the CBI.

The latest summons have been issued to Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar, Shahid Balwa"s brother Asif Balwa (director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd), Rajeev Agarwal and Karim Morani of Cineyug Films. They are believed to have facilitated the transaction and will be questioned over the Rs 200 crore kickbacks received by Kalaignar TV  (Read: 2G scam: The 'flow' of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV and back)

An ED official has been quoted as saying, “We have asked them to furnish documents related to their funding, income and properties." Failure to comply with the official summons in the stipulated time will lead to ED officials attaching properties of those concerned. The agency has apparently given them two weeks time to reply to the summons failing which adjudications process will be initiated.

The ED is believed to have initiated the adjudication process to attach properties of the tainted telecom companies and that of the former Telecom Minister A Raja. They have set the amount of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) guidelines violations to Rs 4,300 crore.

The first adjudication by the ED is most likely to be against Swan, Loop and S-Tel and Wellcom Communications. The ED had earlier found Swan"s links with Reliance Telecom who had a 9.9 per cent equity in Swan.

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