I was accused to ensure DMK lost elections, says Kanimozhi after acquittal in 2G case
Acquitted in the 2G spectrum scam cases, DMK leader Kanimozhi thanked people for standing by her.
Kanimozhi had a big smile on her face after the Patialia House Court acquitted her and all other accused in the 2G scam case.
"Justice has prevailed," she told adding that, "I would love to thank my family, my party leaders and everyone who stood by me."
In a statement after her acquittal, Kanimozhi said that she had been waiting for the last six years to see this day and it was a "harrowing" experience.
"To be falsely accused in a case for a notional loss of 176 thousand crore rupees to appease the opposition that was stalling the Parliament is atrocious. I was made an accused because I was a director of a company and for only about 20 days, where I had not attended even a single board meeting and where I had not signed a single document. This speaks of the depth to which the system stooped to ensure that I was dragged into (this case) so that DMK is defeated in the election which was hardly five months away," said Kanimozhi.
The DMK MP said she was charge-sheeted with the "sole aim to tag my name with a mind-boggling amount to make sure that Kalaignar's (Karunanidhi's) rule will not continue for the next 5-year term."
She said that she never wanted to amass money, else she would have joined politics much sooner. Kanimozhi said she was not greedy for power too, considering how she refused ministerial position.
"Despite all this, I was falsely dragged into this which has left me scarred. Now with this behind me, I will do all I can to strengthen my party and work for the people of Tamil Nadu," she added.
Meanwhile, DMK supporters marching and celebrating outside Patiala House Court after the Court's pronouncement of 2GScam Verdict.
All accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, have been acquitted by a special CBI court. In a one-judgment, special CBI judge OP Saini said the prosecution has failed to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
The trial in 2G spectrum scam started six years ago in 2011 after the court had framed charges against 17 accused in the CBI case for offences that entailed punishment ranging from six months to life imprisonment.