Kanimozhi ‘brain’ behind Kalaignar TV: Raja’s ex-aide

Aseervatham Achary deposed before the court that Kanimozhi used to visit Raja’s residential office and used to be widely covered in news bulletins of KTV.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 6, 2014 4:05 am

Former additional private secretary to former telecom minister A Raja Friday told the special court that DMK MP Kanimozhi, facing trial in the 2G-related money laundering case along with 18 others, was the “active brain” behind the formation of accused firm Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd (KTV).

Aseervatham Achary deposed before the court that Kanimozhi used to visit Raja’s residential office and used to be widely covered in news bulletins of KTV.

“I used to see Kanimozhi Karunanithi visiting A Raja at his residential office at Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi, frequently…she also visited his office at Electronics Niketan once.
Both of them used to talk to each other regularly. Kanimozhi Karunanithi is the active brain behind the formation of  KTV,” Achary told Special CBI Judge O P Saini.

“I have not examined any record of KTV. However, I know that she (Kanimozhi) is an active brain behind KTV because during that period of formation of KTV, I was working with A Raja and I have personally seen that she was taking active interest in the formation of KTV,” he added.

As Achary deposed in the court that he has been a member of the BJP since April this year, after taking voluntary retirement from government service in February, Kanimozhi’s counsel asked him, “I put it to you that in the light of the fact that Subramanian Swamy and BJP had made this case a political issue, you gave evidence in the case to suit their political game?”

“I agree to the first part of the suggestion but deny the latter. It is wrong to suggest that I have been manipulated by Subramanian Swamy and the BJP to give false evidence before the court. It is wrong to suggest that my evidence today qua Kanimozhi Karunanithi is false and devoid of any legal merit or foundation,” he replied.

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