Kanimozhi moves SC to quash 2G case charges against her

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New Delhi, July 24: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter and party MP Kanimozhi, who is out on bail in 2G scam case, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the charges against her in the 2G case.

Kanimozhi has approached the SC because the apex court is monitoring the investigation into the spectrum allocation scam involving former telecom minister A Raja, Kanimozhi and other corporate groups.

Her plea to quash charge filed earlier in the Delhi High Court could not be taken up for the same reason. Kanimozhi's plea before the Supreme Court says that due to the stay on High court proceedings her fundamental rights to a fair trial and equal treatment under law are being violated.

Her petition also mentions that the Supreme Court has taken away her right to legal remedies under Article 226 to approach the High court. The apex court will hear her case on August 1.

Kanimozhi has been out on bail in the case since November 2011.

The CBI had chargesheeted Kanimozhi alleging that Rs 200 crore "illegal gratification" was routed from Dynamix Realty to Kalaignar TV through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd. According to the CBI Kanimozhi has 20 per cent shares of the TV channel.

But Kanimozhi's plea is that no charges were made out against her either of criminal conspiracy or of corruption. The apex court should therefore quash all the charges against her.

In May 2013, a prosecution witness had told the Delhi court hearing the case that Kanimozhi had 'no role at all' in the Rs 200 crore transactions between Kalaignar TV and Cineyug Films Limited.

"It is correct that in all the investment matters from Cineyug Films Limited to Kalaignar TV and vice versa, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi had no role at all," he had told Special CBI Judge O P Saini during his cross examination.

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