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Kanimozhi brain behind KTV: CBI
Sandeep Yadav
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 7
In an argument stretching close to two hours, the CBI today vehemently challenged the DMK MP Kanimozhi’s bail plea on the grounds that receiving of ‘illegal gratification’ of Rs 200 crore by Kalaignar Television (KTV) in 2G Spectrum allocation scam could not have taken place without the knowledge and consent of the accused whom he termed as “the most active brain behind the KTV”.

Putting his point across in lucid and sharp short sentences, Special Public Prosecutor Uday U Lalit pleaded for judicial custody of the accused MP before the court of CBI Judge O P Saini, who, however, reserved his order on the bail plea till May 14. The court also ordered Kanimozhi to appear before the court daily till the order is delivered on her bail application on next Saturday.

Earlier Lalit began his attack on Kanimozhi’s claim made before the court yesterday through her counsel Ram Jethmalani that she was merely a 20 per cent share holder in the KTV and was not responsible for the day-to-day running of the channel and thus unaware of the nature of money coming to the company. Lalit argued that it is hard to believe that the Rs 200 crore comes to KTV as loan at the time when the total turnover of KTV was Rs 47.51 crore with out the knowledge of the family which has 80 per cent share in the company.

“It is impossible to believe that somebody from Karunanidhi’s family (with 80 pc shares) will not control the channel. There are two share holders of the family. One (Kanimozhi) with 20 pc says she doesn’t know anything. 





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