Raja, Kanimozhi and 17 others chargesheeted

April 26, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

New Delhi: A chargesheet was filed in a court here yesterday against 19 accused, including former telecom minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi over money laundering in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

The Enforcement Directorate filed the chargesheet before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O P Saini, who fixed April 30 as the next date of hearing. 

The chargesheet named Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal (wife of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi) Swan telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV director Sharad Kumar and P Amirthan.

The companies named are Swan Telecom Pvt. Ltd., Kusegaon Realty Pvt. Ltd., Cineyug Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Kalaignar TV Pvt. Ltd., Dynamix Realty, Eversmile Construction Company Private Limited, Conwood Construction and Developers (P) Ltd., DB Realty Ltd. Nihar Construction Pvt. Ltd. 

The accused have been booked under various sections dealing with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Three killed after Kashmir election attack: Police 

SRINAGAR: Three men were killed in a shootout with Indian security forces in Kashmir yesterday, the day after a local election official died in an attack in the restive northern region, where Muslims are in a majority.

It was not clear whether the men who were killed had carried out Thursday’s attack in South Kashmir, in which one poll official died and five others were injured, but the clash took place in the same area. “Three militants were killed in a fierce gun battle in South Kashmir’s Shopian district where a poll official was killed last evening ... “ South Kashmir police chief Vijay Kumar said.