Fresh trouble is brewing for DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi as CBI has decided to register a fresh case against her and others in connection with the 2G spectrum scam cases. The probe agency informed the Supreme Court about its decision Monday and sought a permission to lodge the FIR as another case in the 2G scam.
Senior advocate K K Venugopal adduced before a bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu a status report of the CBI, giving details about the investigation conducted so far and pleaded for a permission to treat it as a fresh case.
The report was submitted to the bench in a sealed cover. The Indian Express has, however, learnt from reliable sources that Kanimozhi’s name figures among those against whom the new FIR is being sought to be registered.
Venugopal said the CBI had received audio tapes and investigation revealed that bribery attempts were made to affect the case. The tape was authenticated as well, he added. “Offences under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy), 193 (to give false evidence), 201 (destruction of evidence), 465(forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 486 (selling goods marked with counterfeit property mark) of the IPC are made out against the accused persons,” he said.
For almost a year now, the agency had been examining intercepted phone conversations that purportedly showed how documents were tampered with to cover up the trail of money to the Kalaignar TV, in which family members of Karunanidhi, including his daughter Kanimozhi, have shares.