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2G money laundering: Defence evidence concludes, fil argument in June

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 17: A court here on Friday concluded recording of defence witnesses’ statement in a money laundering case related to 2G spectrum allocation and fixed it for June 1 for hearing the fil argument. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge O.P. Saini recorded the statement of Mitesh Viy Kant Kurani, chief fincial officer, Cineyug Media and Entertainment (P) Limited, Mumbai. “Defence evidence of all 19 accused stands closed. Put up the matter for fil arguments on June 1,” the court said. The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that around Rs.200 crore were paid by the promoters of Swan Telecom, using their group firm Dymix Realty, to Kalaigr TV via Kusegaon and Cineyug in the garb of a legitimate fincial transaction. The chargesheet said the payment was illegal gratification for, and on behalf of, former communications minister A. Raja and his associates in lieu of illegal favours to Swan Telecom for the grant of a telecom licence. The court on October 31 last year framed charges of money laundering against Raja, his party colleague and DMK parliamentarian Kanimozhi, DMK chief M. Karunidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and others. (IANS)

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