The charges of money laundering are the prima facia made against former Telecom Minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, and 16 others.
The charges were framed by the Special CBI Judge O P Saini under section 120B for Criminal Conspiracy, of IPC and under the Money Laundering Act against 19 accused. There are another 10 individuals and nine companies who were charge sheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in this connection.
The Judge specified, “All charges are Prima Facie made out against each accused for laundering of money Rs 200 crore fom DB Group company to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd.”
Responding to the Judges question, all the accused said they claim trial for the charges framed against them. The charge sheet has alleged that the accused were involved in the Rs 200 crore money transaction which was not “bonafide” and “genuine”, and that it was a “bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group of companies”