Responding to its summons, Kanimozhi, appeared before the special court which adjourned the hearing to Saturday.
As Kanimozhi appeared in the court, Karunanidhi was understood to have been glued to television news channels which were providing constant feed on the court proceedings.
Most of Karunanidhi's senior cabinet colleagues, including son and Deputy Chief Minister M K stalin, turned up at DMK patriarch's Gopalapuram residence but none of the leaders intreacted with the media personnel there.
Even as TV channels were flashing the latest developments, the DMK leaders were gripped by palpable anxiety as they were not sure about the turn the case would take.
87-year old Karunanidhi, who had defended his daughter-politician to the hilt, had even thought of accompanying her to Delhi but was persuaded against by the family members citing his health condition.