Chennai, Apr 22 (): Speculation is rife that the second charge sheet filed by CBI on Monady would name Kanimozhi and her step mother Dayalu Amma in 2G spectrum scam case. DMK’s ex Telecom Minister A Raja is already languishing in jail.
The new charge sheet will fill in the blanks of the 214-crore kickback from Swan. Companies used on the way to transact the alleged bribe – like Cineyug Films and Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables – will see their top executives figuring in the charge sheet. They’re likely to include Karim Morani of Cineyug ; Mr Balwa’s brother Asif and Rajiv Agarwal, who are both associated with Kusegaon.
The CBI says it has evidence that a 214-crore bribe from Swan Telecom was routed through a maze of companies associated with Swan’s promoter, Shahid Balwa, before it was finally deposited with Kalaignar TV in Chennai. Kanimozhi and Dayalu ammal own 80% of the TV channel. The rest is owned by Managing Director Sharad Kumar, who is also expected to figure in the chargesheet. All three were interrogated by the CBI recently about the Swan bribe. They described the Swan payment as an offer for equity that was returned when the deal unravelled.
Mr Balwa is already in jail for this kickback; so is his partner at Swan,Vinod Goenka. Swan – along with Unitech Wireless and Reliance Telecom – has been described by the CBI as a company shown undue favour by Mr Raja. Top executives of these companies were chargesheeted and are now in jail.