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Kanimozhi the 'brain' behind Kalaignar TV: CBI

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Updated: April 27, 2011, 12:24 PM IST
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Kanimozhi the 'brain' behind Kalaignar TV: CBI
The CBI has alleged that Kanimozhi actively pursued the reappointment of A Raja.

New Delhi: The CBI has alleged that DMK MP Kanimozhi was an "active brain" behind the operation of Kalaignar TV and actively pursued with intermediaries and her party the reappointment of 2G scam accused A Raja as Telecom Minister.

In its 53-page chargesheet, the CBI has alleged that during investigations, it found that in 2007, Kanimozhi along with other promoters incorporated Kalaignar TV after they left Sun TV network.

"She has also been in regular touch with Raja regarding the launching of Kalaignar TV and other pending works related to the TV," the CBI, which named her as an accused, claimed in the chargesheet.

The DMK MP was also an initial director of the company but resigned as her clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs was pending and that would have resulted in delay of launch of the TV, the CBI alleged.

"Investigations have also revealed that the accused Kanimozhi was a stakeholder of Kalaignar TV to the tune of 20 per cent and was an active brain behind its operations. She was widely covered by the Kalaignar Seiithigal (news) channel.

"She also actively pursued with the intermediaries and DMK headquarters, the matter regarding reappointment of accused as Minister of Communications and Information Technology in 2009, which clearly establishes the strong association of accused Kanimozhi and Raja," the agency alleged.

The CBI has said that the DMK MP should be tried for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy for taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act.

First Published: April 27, 2011, 12:24 PM IST
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