Dayalu Ammal, wife of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and Additional Director of Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, has told CBI that she was not aware of the source of Rs 200 crore which came to the channel in which she has 60 per cent share.
CBI, in its second chargesheet, has named Ammal as one of the witnesses in the 2G spectrum case while other share holders Kanimozhi, daughter of Karunanidhi and Rajya Sabha MP along with channel’s Managing Director Sharad Kumar, have been named as accused.
“On being asked about the source of Rs 200 crore which came to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd during December 2008 onwards, I state that I am not aware about the same as I am neither managing nor involving myself in the day-to-day affairs of the company,” Dayalu Ammal said in her statement to CBI on March 11 this year.
CBI had earlier told a Delhi court that Rs 200 crore connected with the 2G spectrum scam had traveled from a partnership firm of Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, who has been chargesheet in the case, to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd.
Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar holds 20 percent share each in Kalaignar TV and CBI has named both in its second chargesheet in connection with the Rs 200 crore transaction.