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Chennai 2G scam: CBI raids DMK’s TV channel offices

The 2G Spectrum scam investigations reached closer to DMK chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Friday after CBI raided the offices of Kalaignar TV promoted by his wife Dayalu and daughter Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi in the little hours of Friday morning. According to sources, CBI sleuth s also searched the residence of Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar and seized some incriminating documents during raids at the two places. Some 10 CBI officers began the operation at the TV channel office a little after midnight and the raids continued till morning.

The allegations are that one of the beneficiaries of the 2G spectrum scam, DB group, had transferred about Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV which is promoted by Karunanidhi’s family. The money, it is being alleged, is part of the kickbacks received by Raja for favoring the Mumbai-Based realty company in the grant of 2G spectrum.

Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar had in a press statement denied that the TV channel was linked to the 2G Spectrum scam and said that it had received the money from Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd for purchase of shares, but owing to differences in their valuation, the Kalaignar

AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa had sought bringing the entire Karunanidhi family into the ambit of investigations. In  a press release issued a few days ago when the allegations of DB realty funds finding way to Kalaignar TV surfaced after interrogation of DB group’s MD, Shahid Balwa by CBI sleuths.

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