statesman news service
New Delhi, 8 July
A Delhi court today deferred the hearing in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case as Dayalu Ammal, wife of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, and a key prosecution witness in the case, sought adjournment on the ground that she was unwell and also her petition seeking exemption from appearance was pending in the Supreme Court.
Special CBI judge O P Saini adjourned the matter taking into consideration the medical grounds cited by her.
However, the judge orally made it clear that simply because someone has moved a higher court is no ground for adjournment.The CBI opposed the application for adjournment on medical grounds and said earlier also Ammal had sought exemption on similar grounds. Ammal’s counsel submitted it is only a matter of some time till the Supreme Court decides on their plea for exemption from deposing as a prosecution witness.
The court then adjourned the matter till tomorrow when former Unitech’s official Kiran Sharma will depose as a prosecution witness. Karunanidhi’s daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, Managing Director of the TV channel, are facing trial in the case along with former Telecom Minister A Raja, DB Realty Ltd MD Vinod Goenka and others. The CBI had, in its charge sheet, discussed the routing of over Rs 200 crore as alleged bribe money from M/S Dynamix Realty to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd through M/S Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables.