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Expedite Dayalu Ammal testimony: Court to CBI

On Monday,Special CBI Judge O P Saini expressed surprise that inspite of a daily trial,over a month had lapsed without the statement being recorded.

A city court conducting a daily trial in the 2G scam on Monday directed the CBI to look into the delay in recording the statement of Dayalu Ammal,the wife of DMK chief M Karunanidhi and a prosecution witness.

The court had commissioned the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Chennai to record Ammal’s statement after the Supreme Court exempted her from personal appearance in the court on health ground. However,the SC refused to exempt her from deposing as a witness and directed that her statement be recorded in Chennai. The court commissioned the CMM in Chennai to record her statement.

On Monday,Special CBI Judge O P Saini expressed surprise that inspite of a daily trial,over a month had lapsed without the statement being recorded. “Delay in recording her statement may result in delaying the trial itself. Accordingly,the CBI/prosecution is directed to take up the matter with the Commissioner/CMM,Chennai,and to get the recording of the statement of Ms Dayalu Karunanidhi expedited to the earliest possible date,” the court said.