2G Scam | 07 May 2011

2G Scam | 07 May 2011

The Times of India

Kanimozhi seeks bail, tries to distance herself from Raja

New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of being jailed for alleged complicity in the 2G spectrum scam, Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi is seeking to distance herself from the main accused, former telecom minister A Raja. ( read story )

Hindustan Times

Will Kanimozhi go to jail? Court to decide her fate today

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court today will resume hearing on the bail plea by DMK parliamentarian Kanimozhi, named a co-conspirator in the 2G spectrum allocation case. The court had on Friday deferred the hearing till today its decision on the bail plea. Besides Kanimozhi, daughter of Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi and a stakeholder in Kalaignar TV, the court will also take decision on Saturday on the bail pleas of the other accused, Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar, Asif Balwa and Rajiv B Agarwal of Kusegaon Realty. ( read story )

The Hindu

Unaware of money transfer: Kanimozhi

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi on Friday pleaded ignorance of the 200-crore transfer from Dynamix Realty to Kalaignar TV. ( read story )

The Economic Times

Graceful Kanimozhi remains calm and composed in CBI courtroom

New Delhi: The special CBI court room was bursting at the seams. A hush fell as accused No. 17 in the 2G spectrum case walked in. There was no reason to give the woman in a pale bluegreen cotton churidar kurta, sans make-up , a second look. ( read story )

The Indian Express

As defence, Kanimozhi dumps Raja, cites her gender to ask for bail

New Delhi: In what could be the first signs of the DMK dissociating itself from former Telecom minister A Raja, who is in jail for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum scandal, Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi today told a Special CBI Court “even if we assume that Raja got transferred the 200 crore bribe money from Dynamix Group to Kalaignar TV, no guilt is proved against me as I did not sign any document on behalf of the recipient TV channel". ( read story )

Daily News & Analysis

All eyes on Kanimozhi, her eyes on sandals

New Delhi: Dressed in a light green kameez and cream-coloured churidar, DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi was the cynosure of the court proceedings in the 2G scam trial on Friday. ( read story )

Business Standard

DMK, Kanimozhi turn backs on Raja

New Delhi: Arguing for bail, her counsel says Raja was mastermind in fund transfer. In an interesting development, the DMK leadership appears to have decided to cut its line to ex-telecom minister A Raja in the spectrum scam. ( read story )