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2G scam: Chargesheet against Raja, Kanimozhi

2G scam: Chargesheet against Raja, Kanimozhi

| | 25 Apr 2014, 04:44 pm
Chennai, Apr 25 (IBNS): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a chargesheet against former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

The chargesheet, filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, also names DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar and Shahid Balwa of DB Group among others. 

A trial court will on Apr 30 decide whether to take cognizance of the chargesheet or not.

In one of the biggest scams of Independent India, allegedly masterminded by Raja, 2G spectrum was given away at throwaway prices in 2008 causing a potential revenue loss of up to Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

Raja, who had languished in New Delhi's Tihar jail for 15 months in connection to the scam, was released on bail in 2012. He was arrested in 2011.

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