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CBI to question Kanimozhi over 2G scam

March 10, 2011 12:41 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation is expected to call Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member of Parliament and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi for questioning in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

Agency sources said the questioning may take place before the CBI files the charge-sheet in the case on March 31.

Kanimozhi holds 20 per cent stake in Kalaignar TV, where a company linked to one of the accused in the scam Shahid Balwa had invested.

She was in the news over conversations with corporate lobbyist Niira Radia as revealed by the leaked telephone calls tapped by the income tax department.

Meanwhile, CBI Director A P Singh met Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Singh had appeared before the PAC in February and told the members it was wrong to say that there was 'zero loss' to the national exchequer as a result of the 2G spectrum allocations, as claimed by telecom minister Kapil Sibal.

The probe agency had assured the Supreme Court that it will file the first charge-sheet about its investigation into the scam, which took place during the regime of DMK leader and then telecom minister A Raja, by March 31.

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